Subjects – Syria Report

Syrian Railways Organisation


The attacks on Syria’s railway network in the last few months cost the Syrian Railways Organisation, the country’s rail transporter, an estimated SYP 1.7 billion, George Muqaabari, the head of the company, said.
The Syrian Railways Organisation is expecting to finish next year works on a rail track between the cities of Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Bou Kamal that will link the Iraqi and Syrian networks.


This factsheet provides an overview of Syria’s railway sector from the early 2000s until today. It sheds light on the sector prior to the Syrian uprising; the many projects that coincided with President Bashar Al-Assad’s ambition of transforming the country into the region’s transport hub; the damages to the sector caused by the decade-long conflict; and the challenges to the sector’s reconstruction.


The Hijaz Railways Organisation (HRO) is one of two state-owned railway companies operating in Syria, the other being the Syrian Railways Organisation (SRO).
The Syrian Railways Organisation, or 'Chemins de Fer Syriens' under its French denomination, manages Syria's standard-gauge railways track.