Rapid Expansion of Tehran Subway

To curb the impact of US sanctions on subway expansion plans, Iranian officials have tapped into the potentials of domestic tech and knowledge-based companies
Rapid Expansion of Tehran Subway
Rapid Expansion of Tehran Subway

Although US sanctions hampered Iran’s subway development plans, Tehran’s urban managers tapped into local potentials to accelerate its subway network expansion.
The sanctions disrupted relations with foreign suppliers of wagons and spare parts. However, Iranian officials mobilized the resources of domestic tech and knowledge-based companies to overcome the challenge.
Ali Emam, CEO of Tehran Metro Company, said early this week the only inactive station on Line 3, Aqdasiyeh in the northeastern flank, will come on stream within a month, Hamshahri Online reported.
“The construction of the station is complete and the station would become ready to start offering services after a few equipment are installed,” he added.
Tehran Metro’s Line 3, which extends over 38 km from Shahrak-e Qaem the northeast to Azadegan in the southwest, is a vital route as it crosses busy parts of the capital and helps alleviate traffic problems. Once fully operational, the line will have 26 stations.


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