International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

Int. j. adv. appl. sci.

EISSN: 2313-3724

Print ISSN: 2313-626X

Volume 3, Issue 9  (September 2016), Pages:  67-77

Title: Comparative study on Iran railway and members of international union of railways (UIC)

Author(s):  Razieh Sadat Majidi 1, Mohammad Mirehei 1, *, Seyed Abbas Ahmadi 2


1Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran
2Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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The aim of this research is to indicate the productivity of Iran railway in international transit. This research is conducted using analytical methods based on library studies and documents. In this study, Iran railway and 26 UIC member railways have been studied based on 15 UIC approved indexes (i.e. ten productivity indices as long as five infrastructure Indices). In addition to showing Iran's position in the industry in UIC members, the importance of this industry is examined, especially in Iran and the results show that except two productivity indices (i.e. person kilometers of the passenger coaches and person kilometers to the population), the other indices have performed poorly and need to be studied to strengthen the Iran rail network and fleet. 

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Keywords: Transport, Railways, Iran, UIC

Article History: Received 2 May 2016, Received in revised form 28 August 2016, Accepted 21 September 2016

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Majidi RS, Mirehei M, and Ahmadi SA (2016). Comparative study on Iran railway and members of international union of railways (UIC). International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 3(9): 67-77


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