Shiraz Metro

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Shiraz Metro
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Owner Shiraz Municipality
Locale Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines


(1 operational)
(1 under construction)
(4 planned)
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
Train length 5-cars
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 12 in)
Electrification 1.5 kV DC overhead line
System map
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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.[1]


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
1 2014 2016 22.4 20 Metro
2 TBA TBA 20 13 Metro
3 TBA TBA 16 7 Metro
4 TBA TBA 17 17 Metro
5 TBA TBA 9.5 9 Metro
6 TBA TBA 17 17 Metro

Line 1[edit]

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.[2]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,[1] 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.

Line 2[edit]

The 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) Line 2 is currently under construction. It will intersect with Line 1 at Imam Hossein Sq.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Line 3[edit]

The five-station, 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) Line 3 is under planning.[1]

Future Lines[edit]

Lines 4, 5 and 6 are in the design stage.

Rolling stock[edit]

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.[3]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Media related to Shiraz Metro at Wikimedia Commons