“The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Company and a French company on Wednesday signed a contract to develop railway stations in the three Iranian cities of Tehran, Mashhad and Qom... The contract also includes locating and designing of Tehran's high-speed railway as the first step to launch similar railway systems in other cities. The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Company and the French AREP company endorsed the contract which also envisages optimizing and modernizing the Tehran railway station's area. Similar plans are also due to be implemented in Mashhad and Qom cities.” (Fars News, "Tehran, Paris Ink Contract to Develop Iran's Railway Stations," 7/1/15)
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