Rail route from Inche to Kazakhstan and Russia


Rail Transport Services from Inche Borun to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia

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Rail Transport Route from Inche Borun to Turkmenistan:


This route enables the transportation of your cargoes from Inche Borun to Turkmenistan. Using an advanced rail network and collaborating with Turkmenistan’s railway companies, your cargoes will reach their destination quickly and with quality. Our professional team, with experience and strong technical knowledge, offers the best solutions on this route.


Rail Transport Route from Inche Borun to Kazakhstan:


This route provides the possibility of transporting your cargoes from Inche Borun to Kazakhstan. With an extensive rail network and collaboration with Kazakhstan’s railway companies, your cargoes will reach the destination directly and with quality. Our team, with the necessary technical knowledge and expertise, ensures that your cargoes will be transported safely and on time on this route.


Rail Transport Route from Inche Borun to Russia:


This route provides the opportunity to transport your cargoes from Inche Borun to Russia. Using a complex rail network and collaborating with Russian railway companies, your cargoes will be efficiently and accurately delivered to their destination. Our team, with experience and full knowledge of rail transportation regulations and processes, offers you quality and reliable services on this route.


Competitive Route of Sarakhs for Rail Transport with suitable rates for Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia routes from Inche Borun.


To the mentioned points for export goods as well as for import goods in reverse.


Railway and dry port infrastructure is crucial for the development of a region, and if these infrastructures are located in a border region, especially one connected to the railway lines of neighboring countries like Inche Borun in Golestan Province, it undoubtedly accelerates development significantly.


The connection of the Islamic Republic’s railway at the border point of Inche Borun in Gorgan County in eastern Golestan to the railway of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan was carried out in Azar 1393 (November-December 2014) with the presence of the presidents of the three countries, and the operational phase of Inche Borun Dry Port started with the presence of Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, the vice president of the Republic.


These two important infrastructural actions can herald a bright future for the development of Golestan Province, especially the deprived and border region of Dashli Borun in Gorgan County, where railway facilities and dry port facilities are located.


Therefore, without a doubt, completing these two important infrastructures can provide opportunities for regional development, political relations, investment, tourism industry development, and the creation of thousands of job opportunities for Golestan Province.”



Today, the use of rail transport for both freight and passengers is increasingly popular and developing worldwide due to its numerous advantages. High costs of air transport, inadequacies in road transportation networks, especially low safety factors on roads, and, on the other hand, a sevenfold reduction in fuel consumption, a 50-fold increase in safety factors, a 20-fold decrease in noise and environmental pollution, higher capacity, greater comfort, lower repair, depreciation, and maintenance costs, and high cost-effectiveness in rail transport have led advanced and densely populated countries to invest in and develop their rail networks more than ever before.


According to the director-general of Northeast Railways 2 (Golestan Province), one of the significant and impactful costs in the price of commercial goods is transportation costs, and minimizing these costs gives producers or traders a competitive advantage against other similar producers.


Mohammad Reza Ghorbani says, “Today, the development of manufacturing factories, the establishment of new industries, an increase in the supply and demand of goods, have led to increased road, rail, and air traffic, as well as the warehousing of goods and raw materials that must reach consumers as quickly as possible.”


Iran’s excellent international geographical location as a bridge between the East and West of the continent, with a high population density in Asia, access to open waters, and neighboring relatively large and densely populated countries with high consumer markets, provides an ideal opportunity to leverage these capacities through the development of railway and transit infrastructure.


Currently, multiple railway transit corridors pass through Iran, connecting Middle Eastern countries to various regions of Asia and Europe, including the North-South corridor, the Asia-Europe international corridor, the East-West corridor, and the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan corridor.


According to economic experts, the most important corridor that can attract attention for transportation between China and Europe is the corridors that pass through Iran, which include two railway corridors in this section.


The Sarakhs-Razi railway line (West Azerbaijan Province), which has been in use for years, and the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway, which became operational in November 2014 with the participation of the presidents of the three countries in the border region of Incheh Borun in Golestan Province. The latter corridor, located in the eastern part of the Caspian Sea, is more advantageous in terms of tariff reduction and transport time due to its shorter route of 400 kilometers.


Additionally, it is possible to use the new Caspian Sea East Railway (Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran) for the transit of goods and cargo from the eastern regions of the CIS countries as well as the transit of goods and cargo from the western regions of these countries via the Sarakhs-Razi corridor.


Each of these two railway lines connects to the North-South corridor in its own section, providing another capacity for the transport of passengers and cargo. The length of the Caspian Sea East corridor is approximately 908 kilometers, with 120 kilometers in Kazakhstan, 700 kilometers in Turkmenistan, and 88 kilometers in Iran. This railway line connects CIS countries to the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asian countries.


Dry Port:

Dry Port refers to an area that has access to at least two transportation networks, especially railways, and is also located near border and customs areas and centers for the accumulation of goods.


The director-general of Northeast Railways 2 in Golestan Province, regarding the advantages and goals of establishing dry port, says: Improving the country’s transportation system by relying on land transportation of goods over long distances by railways and short distances by trucks, reducing the overall cost of goods, facilitating customs operations, and using the border as a transit point, facilitating free trade to create added value and economic regulation of the market are among the benefits of dry port.


Reducing the demand for coastal land use, increasing transportation efficiency, improving transportation infrastructure, improving financial and economic conditions, increasing direct foreign investments, accelerating economic development, and integrating logistics in domestic regions are among the other goals and benefits of establishing dry port.


Mohammad Reza Ghorbani, referring to the establishment of dry port in many countries around the world and its positive impact on improving and developing the transportation of goods, especially containerized goods, expresses hope that the establishment of dry port in Inche Borun can also have an effective role in the region’s economic development.


He says, “The dry climate of the Inche Borun region, located in the north of Golestan Province and on the border with Turkmenistan, and the possibility of storing goods there without concern, the existence of extensive and low-cost lands in this area for building warehouses, silos, and cargo depot centers, are among the most important features that can transform Inche Borun into the largest hub of warehouses in the northeastern region of the country for distributing goods of merchants, importing raw materials needed by production units, and industrial zones of the free trade and industrial zone of Inche Borun.”


According to him, easy access to the country’s railway network, easy access to the country’s arterial road network, being located on the route of road, air, and rail cargo, being located on communication routes to the country’s seaports, proximity to centers of bulk goods production and consumption, and special economic and free trade zones are among the other advantages of establishing dry port in Inche Borun.


Ghorbani adds, “Based on the agreement between the CEO of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways and the Governor of Golestan Province, 1,250 hectares of Inche Borun lands will be allocated to the railway in two phases, with 426 hectares for the government sector and 308 hectares for investment. In the second phase, 516 hectares are allocated for the construction of an oil terminal and a container yard (container area).”


He specifies that the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways is constructing 146 kilometers of railway infrastructure in the government sector, including station lines, locomotive depot lines, wagon inspection, bogie replacement lines, normal and broad-gauge lines, and shunting yard lines.


Ghorbani notes, “In terms of investment, the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways has prepared the necessary infrastructure and built 180 kilometers of broad and normal-gauge lines to provide the necessary foundations for the entry of domestic and foreign investors in the construction of public warehouses, silos, oil terminals, and container terminals.”


Ghorbani further elaborates that dry port will serve various functions, including transit of goods, importation of goods with CIS country wagons, export of goods and products to CIS countries, establishment of covered warehouses, grain silos for unloading, loading, warehousing, and marketing activities, construction of oil reservoirs for loading and unloading petroleum products with a capacity of 200 million liters, and bogie replacement and train exchange operations between Inche Borun station in Iran and Aq Yayla in Turkmenistan.


He adds, “Providing passenger, customs, and commercial services, services related to modal shift (rail to road and vice versa), services related to maintenance and repair of transportation vehicles (movers) on normal and broad-gauge lines, police and border services, providing necessary access, and welfare services for personnel and customers are among the other benefits of establishing dry port in Inche Borun.”


Ghorbani concludes by stating that with the implementation of these measures, in addition to the economic development of the region, three to five thousand job opportunities will also be created for young people.


The Inche Borun Customs is located in the Dashli-Borun area of Golestan Province, serving as a vital point of entry and exit on the Iran-Turkmenistan border. It became operational in 1992 and, with the establishment of customs and land connections to the countries of Central Asia, it has thrived as a trade hub. Inche Borun is currently the only land and rail customs of Golestan Province, located 80 kilometers north of the center of Gorgan, with a population of 325,000 in Gorgan.