Public Transport Expanded

Public Transport ExpandedPublic Transport Expanded

The capacity of Tehran’s public transportation system was increased to accommodate 300,000 more people as the new school year began on September 21. “Every year, the capital city beefs up its public transport capacity prior to the start of the new academic year, and this year, the capacity of bus, subway, and taxi fleet has been increased to accommodate an additional 300,000 people,” said Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. He was addressing students Saturday on the occasion at a school in District 12, ISNA reported. The city’s subway network comprises five operational lines (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 – line 3 is not fully completed) with nearly 100 stations, and transports around 4 million people every day. The Tehran Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has a network of over 150 km and carries more than 2 million passengers daily.