In rail transport, a train is a vehicle or (more frequently) a string of vehicles capable of being moved along a continuous line of rails or other guideway for the purpose of conveying freight or passengers between points on a predetermined route. The train may be hauled or propelled by one or more vehicles designed exclusively for that purpose (locomotives) or may be driven by a number of motors incorporated in all or several of the vehicles (multiple units).
October 11, 2014 – The Shiraz Metro in Iran is officially opened. Construction began in 2001 with three lines planned for the system. The first 10.5-kilometre long (6.5 mi) section includes eight stations connecting Ehsan to Namazi; construction is continuing to extend this first line south to Gol-e-Sorkh Square to provide a connection to the local airport and adding 12 more stations along the route. (Railway Gazette)
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