HC Deb 01 January 1913 vol 46 cc333-4
7. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can give the House any information regarding the progress of the Baghdad railway?


I would refer to the answer which was given to the hon. Member for Yarmouth on 31st October last. I understand that a new section, thirty-two miles long, has been opened to traffic recently, and that this section is from Kishla to Karapuna, at the entrance to the great Tchakit gorge, where there are some extremely difficult tunnels to be bored. The line is now open to traffic from Konia to Mamouret, with the exception of the difficult sections through the Taurus. Between Mamouret and Aleppo there is more tun- nelling through the Amanus range. From Aleppo to Jerablus a section has been completed.