February 08, 2016

Light rail reaches Mashhad airport

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MASHHAD became the first Iranian city to complete an urban rail link to its airport on February 6, when the country's president Dr Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the extension of light rail Line 1 from Ghadir to Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport.

The 4.5km extension includes one intermediate station at Parvaz.

The first 18km phase of Mashhad Urban Railway Line 1 from Torghabeh in the west to Ghadirin in the east was inaugurated in October 2011.

A second 14.5km north-south line is under construction, which will intersect with Line 1 at Shariati station.

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