The Tehran Metro
: متروی تهران) is a rapid transit
system serving Tehran
, the capital of Iran
. The system consists of 4 operational lines, with construction having begun on a further two lines in 2007.
The line uses standard gauge. Ticket price is 1200 IRR
for each journey (about USD
0.15), regardless of distance. On all Tehran metro trains, the first and last carriages are reserved for women who do not wish to ride with men in the same car. However, women can still ride other cars freely.
The Tehran Metro carries an average of 1.26 million passengers a day
The initial plans of the Tehran Metro
, which was to be Iran
's first metro system, were laid out before the Iranian revolution in the 1970s. In 1970 the Plan and Budget Organization and the Municipality of Tehran
announced an international tender
for construction of a metro in Tehran. The French company SOFRETU
, affiliated with the state-owned Paris transportation authority RATP
, won the tender and in the same year began to conduct preliminary studies on the project. In 1974, a final report with a so-called 'street-metro' proposal was tendered. The street-metro system recommended a road network with a loop express way in the central area and 2 highways for new urban areas and a 8-line... Read More