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ESFAHAN
 Iran

Esfahan Metro network 2003 © UrbanRail.Net

 System

Esfahan (Isfahan) lies in central Iran, some 400 km south of Tehran, and has a metropolitan population of more than 2 million.

The North-South Line alignment was designed through the city centre from a terminal and depot near the existing Kaveh intercity bus terminal to the Soffeh intercity bus terminal. It runs along the wide Chahrbagh Boulevard. The total length of this line is 12.5 kilometres, with 12.0 kilometres underground. There are 15 stations, (all underground). The Zayandeh Rud river is also crossed in a tunnel. This line has been under construction since 2001, for completion in 2005 from Kaveh to Imam Hossein (4.7 km). The remaining 7.8 km section from Imam Hossein station to Soffeh station is supposed to be finished by 2007. The line is being built by cut-and cover, except for the Shohada - Azadi section, which is excavated by tunnelling machines.

From Azadi station another line will start underground and immediately after leaving the station will run on the surface towards the south-west as a regional light rail line, mostly on separate right-of-way, to Pooladshahr and Majlesi. The total length of this line will be 43 km (0.7 km underground and 9.6 km elevated) with 13 stations.

 

 History

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 Projects

- 21.9 km northern extension from Kaveh towards Shahinshahr

- 16 km southern extension from Soffeh towards Baharestan

- 20 km east-west line from Zeynabieh in east to Khomeinishahr in west

 Photos
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 Practical Info

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 Links

Esfahan Urban Railway Organisation (EURO) - Official page

 

 

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