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|Locale||Shiraz, Fars, Iran|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||
(1 under construction)
|Number of stations||8 (operational)
23 (under construction)
|Annual ridership||500,000 (2015)|
|Began operation||11 October 2014|
|Operator(s)||Shiraz Urban Railway Organization|
|Number of vehicles||27 trains|
|System length||10.5 km (6.5 mi) (operational)
37.4 km (23.2 mi) (future total)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1.5 kV DC overhead line|
The Shiraz Metro (Persian: متروی شیراز, Metro-yé Shiraz) is the current rapid transit system in Shiraz, currently operated by Shiraz Urban Railway Organization. Constructions began in 2001, and service in Line 1 was officially commenced on October 11, 2014.
The Shiraz Metro consists of 6 lines with Line 1 currently operating, Line 2 being constructed, and the remaining 4 lines are at different stages of design and planning.
|Line Number||Year First Opened||Expected Year of Extension||Length (km)||Total No. of Stations||Type|
Constructions for Line 1 began in 2001, and the first phase for this line was officially commenced by Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on October 11, 2014. The first phase runs for 10.5 kilometres between Ehsan Sq. in north-western part of the city and Namazi Sq. in downtown with eight stations in between. Line 1 is running over the ground between Mirzayé Shirazi and Shahed stations.The 1st phase is to be extended further south from Namazi Sq. to Gol-é-Sorkh Sq. which is located just by the city airport in the south-eastern part of the city, extending Line 1 to 22.4 kilometres with 20 underground and 1 surface stations in between.
At the 12.5-kilometre (7.8 mi) southern end of Line 1, two separate tunnels, each with a diameter of 6 metres (20 ft), are under construction, with the rest to be built as a double track cut-and-cover tunnel. Stations in shallow underground sections have side platforms, while deep-level stations will have island platforms.
The 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) Line 2 is currently under construction. It will intersect with Line 1 at Imam Hossein Sq.
Line 2 will run to Mian Rood and Aadel Abad via Enghelab Street and Basij Square. There will be two separate tunnels, each with 7 metre in diameter, at the depth of 15 metres. Among the 10 planned stations, there will be 2 surface stations.
The five-station, 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) Line 3 is under planning.
Lines 4, 5 and 6 are in the design stage.
Line 1 is being operated using a fleet of 27 five-car 1.5 kV DC overhead electric train-sets which were supplied by the Chinese CNR Corporation and a local partner (IRICO), under a contract awarded in November 2010.
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