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Six Subway Stations to become operational in Tehran by April

Source: Tehran Municipality

Managing director of Tehran and Suburbs Subway Company announced that Garm-Darreh station along the 5th subway line and Shohada station along the 4th subway line will become operational in the current month.

SAMA quoted Mohsen Hashemi as saying that test run of three more stations, which are part of the northern extension of the first subway line, will come on-stream before the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2009).

He added, "Three stations, part of northern extension of the first line in Mirdamad, Shariati-Zafar, and Shariati-Yakhchal locations will be test-operated before the year-end and will be officially inaugurated in April."

Hashemi stated that Enqelab Square station will be tested before the end of the year and it will become operational by April.

The official noted that every new station will add 40,000 trips to daily trips handled by the subway.

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