Friday, 17 January, 2020

Photos: First five-star train launched between Tehran and Shiraz

Iran has launched a new luxurious five-star train, called ‘Fadak’, between Tehran and Shiraz.

The facilities and services of this new Iranian train are designed to be luxurious.

The first train journey from Tehran to Shiraz was performed on Sunday.

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Photos Credit: Elahe Pour Hossein, YJC



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  1. Hossein Dehghan

    April 25, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Why is there scum on the surface of that beverage?

    • Stuart

      April 25, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      It looks like soup.

      • ali

        May 3, 2021 at 2:11 am

        it’s coffee made out of instant coffee and powdered milk. Iranians think that sh*t is good. It is served out of machines and it tastes horrible. Nestle makes it and they sell it everywhere in Iran. I am sure an aghazadeh owns the distribution in Iran so of course it’s sold everywhere cause he is connected like that! Way to go to impress tourists. Soon you will read have some tea stay away from the instant coffee. In all fairness though, his is nice considering in 21st century we are now having train travel but 5 stars? Apparently in the ME and not exclusive to Iran they hand out stars pretty generously for hospitality but like many other thing coming from that part of the world truth is generously stretched so 5 stars actually equal 2.5!

        • Sue Ujthorda

          June 6, 2021 at 4:38 am

          I went in 5 star hotel in Tehran and in a lot of other cities and there were wonderful hotels, clean, good food and people was really friendly.

        • G. de C

          October 25, 2021 at 10:50 pm

          I wouldn’t go in Iran to find coffee or things I get home but to try what I don’t know yet.

          • Margueritte

            July 5, 2021 at 10:55 am

            Definitely !!!

        • elie

          July 6, 2021 at 1:46 am

          dude have you looked the price, it’s pretty reasonable! clean,looks comfortable. bring your own god damn coffee if you must :))))

        • misstake

          July 6, 2021 at 7:38 am

          I have lived in Iran, Europe and United States and travelled to other places. Sorry, but I won’t buy your argument on how 5 stars in Iran would be equivalent to 2.5 stars — avg international!

        • Anoosh

          July 7, 2021 at 6:40 am

          Don’t drink the coffee then. We don’t even have decent train transportation in US.

    • Jaafar El-Murad

      April 28, 2021 at 9:51 pm

      because it’s soup?

    • caspian

      July 6, 2021 at 11:21 am

      Dont worry about it , you cant afford it anyway , keep ridding your donkey

  2. Ralf

    April 25, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Would be nice to get Details (when and where, time in transit, regular schedule, cost)

  3. Amir

    April 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    It is not scum, it is the foam of cappuccino that had died within the coffee as time passed. For commercial purposes, they should have taken the picture right after its birth so the foam would have been stayed on the top, white and creamy.

  4. Maha

    April 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Iam so happy to hear that hope it works for all over Iran

  5. Homa Dash

    April 26, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    You guys! I think that’s Haleem!!! Come on now, look at that train-it’s pristine! No way are they serving scum. This is so cool and fancy and I couldn’t be more proud.

  6. Edward

    April 27, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    5-star? From the photos both the food and the women are shrink wrapped.

  7. Vuillet Florence

    April 28, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Gorgeous !!!! Great !!!! But what about prices for a single fare from Tehran to Shiraz please ?

  8. shamsi

    April 28, 2021 at 4:45 am

    I can’t wait to get there, ride the train to Shiraz.
    Good job

  9. Florian Engers

    April 28, 2021 at 8:29 am

    With the look of a re-designed “Bm” Retro car of the 1980ies DB Intercity I find nothing luxury. Serving a lunch is also an old idea. Bit let them be proud maybe the standards are different.

    • AAL

      April 28, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      In Italy, too, the Frecciabianca trains are completely overhauled older models. Nothing wrong with that, as long as the level of comfort they offer is good.

    • David

      April 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      How many nowadays DB Intercity cars offer touchscreen monitors, WLAN and IPTV? Oh wait, not even the ultra-modern IC2 does.

    • Nelia

      June 8, 2021 at 7:51 am

      Lynn, Not sure what to say- you had an awesome dad. As a kid I can remebmer swimming in your pool during the day and then we would all go over to Uncle Murph

    • agzand

      July 6, 2021 at 2:42 am

      Here in US we pay $350 for an hour flight and all they give you is a bag of peanuts. Indeed “Serving a lunch is also an old idea”.

  10. Sohaila Jalinousnia

    April 28, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    It looks so indian from outside. Y? In school we had to write about a holiday. I wanted to make it epical using perspolis wrote about a trip to Shiraz. Hadnt gone there yet talked about the adventures of train journey that did not exist then. It was a good essay and was praised for creativity since I had not made the journey. This majes it relevant now after decades.

  11. Jamshid

    May 2, 2021 at 11:06 am

    In the picture showing a hostess offering food tray to lady passenger, both parties should be looking at each other with cheerful friendly smiles.These little subtleties make a lot of difference in professional
    photography, modeling, promotional advertising, marketing, etc.

  12. Jamshid

    May 2, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Jamshid’s comment does not need any “moderation”. It’s a perfectly
    sensible, clear statement. The picture is dull and un-inviting!
    (In any case, the word “moderation” is ambiguous.)

  13. Jamshid M.

    May 4, 2021 at 11:23 am

    In the picture showing the train hostess passing a food tray to a
    lady passenger, both persons should be looking at each other with
    a cheerful friendly smile. Don’t you agree?

    It is the photo composition that needs “moderation”, not my comment!

  14. Addi

    May 8, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    scum! I think you guys need to look in the mirror.

  15. Soroush

    May 9, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Hopeful news from tourism Industry

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