ASLEF article on IRR

The December 2007 issue of the ASLEF Journal, the in-house magazine of a UK railway trade union, has a one-page article entitled “A long way to go for Iraq’s railways“. This says

  • Baghdad – Basra was discontinued last year and remains closed
  • “only about 10 people a day board the 10-hour trip from the capital to Mosul – and that nearly of them are railway employees.”
  • “various outposts […] manage to run limited local trains, but it is in the face of terrorists threats and criminal gangs.”
  • “The remote railhead in the desert at al-Qaim runs infrequent and unreliable services …”

Download the magazine as a PDF. The Iraq article is on page 11.

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