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Rail Passenger Transport Down 67%

As of May 21, rail travel agencies are only allowed to sell tickets to fill up 50% of trains seats in compliance with health protocols set by the National Coronavirus Headquarters
Rail Passenger Transport Down 67%
Rail Passenger Transport Down 67%

A total of 4.95 million passengers travelled via railroad during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Sept. 21), which shows a 67.5% decline compared with the similar period of last year, according to data released by Rail Transportation Companies’ Guild Union.
During the similar period of last year, more than 15.91 million passengers were transported by railroads. The declinse is due to the coronavirus pandemic that has reduced travels.
As of May 21, rail travel agencies are only allowed to sell tickets to fill up 50% of train seats in compliance with health protocols set by the National Coronavirus Headquarters. 
Presently, all coronavirus-related protocols as well as social distancing are being followed and trains are running as per the timetables.

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