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June 27, 2011

Iraq to build HS line from Baghdad to Basra

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THE Iraqi Ministry of Transport has signed a memorandum of understanding with Alstom for a turnkey project to build a 250km/h line linking the capital Baghdad with the southern city of Basra and Um Qasr on the Kuwait border.
The 650km line would serve the intermediate cities of Mussayeb, Karbala, Najaf, Samawa, and Nasiriyah. Only Mussayeb and Samawa are currently on the existing Baghdad - Basra main line, which was heavily damaged in the Iraq war.

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