Pakistan and China Plan to Start Freight Rail Service

Pakistan and China Plan to Start Freight Rail Service
September 5, 2009 2:39 am

Pakistan and China are planning a joint venture to start a freight train service between the two countries.

The rail service is aimed at improving trade between the two countries according to Pakistan railways minister Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, the Associated Press of Pakistan reports.

A 350km track running from China’s Kashgar terminus to Pakistan’s Khunjerab Pass will link the two countries.
The Pakistan Ministry of Railways has recently signed a Rs72m ($870,000) contract with an international consortium to study the feasibility of the line.

The study will cover a 750km section between Havelian and Khunjerab in Pakistan.
The feasibility study will be followed by the preparation of design and PC-1 of the project.
Plans are also on to upgrade the service to a passenger train service in future.
Details about the consortium have not been revealed. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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