Tehran launches tender for 630 new metro railcars

The Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation of Iran (IDRO) has launched a tender to supply 630 metro cars for the country’s capital city.

Both foreign and Iranian companies are invited to apply for the contract which will cover the design, manufacture, testing, commissioning, training and delivery of the cars for the Tehran metro.

The IDRO – one of the largest companies in Iran – aims to accelerate the industrialisation of Iran.

The Tehran metro began operating in 1999 and consists of four operational metro lines, and a fifth commuter rail line, and 96 metro stations. The system is 170 kilometers long, uses standard gauge and carries more than three million passengers each day.

The system consists of four operational metro lines (and a fifth commuter rail line), with construction under way on a further two lines.

Line 1, the Red line, is 28.1 kilometers long. There are 29 stations along this line of which 18 stations are located underground and 11 above ground.

Line 2 of Tehran Metro, the Blue line, is 26 kilometers and there are 22 stations.

Line 3, Light Blue, of Tehran Metro travels from northeast to southwest. Line 3 is one of the most important lines as it connects southwest Tehran to northeast, crosses busy parts of the capital city, and can help to alleviate traffic problems.

Line 4, the Yellow line, is 22 kilometers long with 18 stations.

Line 5, the Green line, is 43 kilometers long with 11 stations.

Line 6 is under construction. When completed this line will be 33 km long with 19 stations as it connects southeast Tehran to northwest.

Its first phase, Line 7 of Tehran Metro will consist of 18 km of line and 8 stations and it is expected to be completed by the end of May 2017.

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