According to ISNA, the Rail Trail North-South Iran Railway, which connects the Turkmen port in the north to the port of Imam Khomeini in the south, was registered with the 44th UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The length of the registered Rail Trail is about 1400 km at the same time, 89 selected stations have been registered due to their historical and functional values, documentation, landmarks, historical facilities, and locomotives.
One of the motivations and curiosity to choose a travel destination is the list of heritage registered in UNESCO. When the Rail Trail of a country with this extent inscribes on the UNESCO World Heritage List, it will surely arouse interest and curiosity.
Now that Iran National Railway has become a more public destination if foreign and even domestic tourists want to travel on this route, the poor condition and infrastructure of the route and the railway facilities they see will be counter-advertised.
The national Rail Trail has two attractive routes for travel; Garmsar to Shirgah and Drood to Andimeshk, while these routes have the weakest infrastructure, which is very unfortunate.
On the North Rail Trail, there is at least one road near the railway where you can see the beauty of nature. We do not have the same amount of facilities on the South Railway and it is a pity to miss such an opportunity in tourism.
The priority of the National Railway of Iran is now to travel not based upon the destination but based upon the Rail Trail. At first, it was difficult for the authorities to justify that destination should not be a primary choice for those who want to travel by train. On the other hand, freight is more economical for the railway complex. One indeed gives priority to the passenger train, but in fact, this is a favor. Rial Railway does not benefit from the tourist trail, but it is cost-effective in terms of brand and image promotion.