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Syrian Railways publishes timetables, routes on internet

September 15th, 2005 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian railways has published details of its routes in a bid to increase traffic.

It’s main Damascus-Homs-Hama-Aleppo line, as well as the branches to Lathqia and Al-Qamishli are shown. There are five daily journies between Damascus and Aleppo which takes 4 hours, costing as little as 57 Syrian Pounds (1 US Dollar). The journey by bus is three times more expensive.

Trains also run a weekly service to Tehran, Iran and Istanbul, Turkey. Incredibly, the journies cost just 75 Syrian Pounds (1 Dollar 50 cents). The trip to Tehran takes 3 days, and to Istanbul, you’ll spend 6 days on the train.

Full details are here. And here for the international routes.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cheb // Sep 15, 2005 at 11.49 pm

    sasa..lets just hope that the service is better than what we get on the trains in london!

  • 2 Anonymous // Sep 16, 2005 at 3.52 am

    Syria seems to be on thhe right track,building infrastructure like trains and roads are the first step toward economic development and prosperity.

  • 3 fifi // Sep 21, 2005 at 4.28 pm

    I… I can’t believe it! A *published* timetable? In *Syria*? Whatever is the world coming to…

  • 4 Chris // Jan 15, 2006 at 1.58 am

    I’m visiting Syria as a tourist in April. Is it possible to visit the railway works in Damascus?

    Thanks

    Chris (UK)

  • 5 Willy // Jul 2, 2006 at 3.03 am

    The trip from Damascus to Istanbul takes only ONE Night leaving DAM in ther very early morning at 5:15 arriving in Instanbul next day late afternoon and the price is in Sleeper 76 Francs Swiss !!!!! not syrian pounds….!!

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