On January 25, a train rode through the eastern areas of Aleppo city, from Jibreen station to the Baghdad railway station. This was the first train to travel between the two stations since militants seized parts of Aleppo city, in 2012.
Transport Minister Ali Hammoud affirmed that the train re-run in the city of Aleppo is an achievement which comes after the victory of the Syrian Arab Army and people over terrorism and restoring security and stability to the entire city and clearing it from extremism.
He pointed out that the ministry has future plans to develop this vital utility, including connecting Jibrin station with the Industrial City.
For his part, Director General of the General Establishment of Railways Najib Fares pointed out that four trips will set off daily between the stations of Jibrin and Baghdad and each trip is able to accommodate 600 passengers.