Time to Fix Tehran’s Ailing Public Transport

Tehran City Council chairman says the subway network requires 1,000 new cars to provide decent transportation in the capital that has been expanding in all four directions
Time to Fix Tehran’s Ailing Public Transport
Time to Fix Tehran’s Ailing Public Transport

Tehran's urban transportation infrastructure is in dire need of expansion to meet growing demand, chairman of Tehran City Council said.
Addressing urban managers on Sunday, Mohsen Hashemi underlined the deficiencies of the public transport fleet and said the Tehran subway requires 1,000 new cars to be able to provide decent transportation subway service, ISNA reported.
Studies show that 200 trillion rials ($1.6 billion) is required for upgrading Tehran’s subway infrastructure, Hashemi said, urging the government to come up with the necessary funds.
He said Tehran metro has 1,000 cars, 30% of which need to be upgraded. "The slightest disruption in one of the trains can disrupt the schedule of other trains."
This is while with the completion of unfinished lines in the subway system, a whole lot of trains would be added to the network, he added.
Hashemi called on Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi to speed up the expansion of the subway system.


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