Friday, 17 January, 2020

CNN throws a brief glance at Tehran’s subway system

Tehran’s subway system provides an excellent way for busy commuters to avoid the city’s congested streets, CNN reports

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The entrance to this Tehran Metro station may be crowded, but it’s nothing compared to the car traffic. The Iranian capital’s subway system has four lines

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Tehran’s subway system, like much of the city, is covered in art installations. The metro began operating in 1998 with three stations; there are now 70 stations throughout the city.

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The system transports nearly 2 million people per day, according to the Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Co.

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The Metro is incredibly clean — no hardened gum, or even dust, to be seen.

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A man sells olives for hungry commuters outside one station.

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A man and his young son watch the tunnel go by.

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Any prepared urban traveler comes with snacks — in this case, sunflower seeds.

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Not missing an opportunity, the subway’s handles double as ad space.

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The subway system has cell phone coverage both in stations and tunnels.

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A man sells balloons — or tries to sell balloons — on a train full of mostly uninterested commuters.

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This is what he is up against — a public service announcement warning commuters against buying from subway salesmen.

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Driving is “a waste of time and a waste of money,” says Nima, center; using the Metro is much easier.


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