Karaj Metro System Design, Iran

Client: SABIR Construction Company

Karaj is a city of about 2.6 million inhabitants and is located about 40 km to the west of Tehran. Both cities are linked by an suburban railway line. For the inner-urban transport service a heavy metro system of total 3 to 4 routes shall be implemented. Within the current project the focus was set on the detailed design of the metro line 2.

During the conceptual design stage Rail&Bus Consultants provided the following services:

  • Conception of overall metro network regarding the future development to get an idea of interchanges and link routes as input for construction design
  • Elaboration of an operation concept including determination of fleet size, vehicle operation and description of staff responsibilities as well as communication flows.
  • Alignment check and optimization proposals
  • Conceptual design for Depot / Workshop and stabling yard.

Karaj, Iran 2008-2009

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