Development of the Trans-Asian Railway: Trans-Asian Railway in the Southern Corridor of Asia-Europe Routes

The southern corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway is one of three Asia-Europe rail landbridges studies by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ((ESCAP) as part of the Asian Land Transport Infrastructure Development (ALTID) project which was endorsed by the 48th ESCAP Commission. The objective of this study is to identify and to evaluate the development and operation of a network of routes allowing through railway transport containers between South Asia and Europe, southern China and Europe and Thailand and Europe. These routes would run via Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey. Other objectives are to identify and evaluate routes which will allows the rail transportation of containers from Central Asia to the ports of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Imam Khomeini and from the South Asian hinterland (in particular, from Nepal, Bhutan and the Northwestern states of India) to ports on the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.

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    Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Building
    Rajadamnern Nok Avenue
    Bangkok,   Thailand  10200
  • Publication Date: 1999


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 172p

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  • Accession Number: 01053773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9211199492
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 6 2007 11:08AM