The Tehran Metro is a rapid transit system serving Tehran, the capital of Iran. The system consists of five operational metro lines, with construction begun on a further two lines in 2007.
The Tehran Metro carries more than 2 million passengers a day. In 2013, 633 million trips were made on Tehran Metro. The system is currently 152-kilometer (94 mi) long,is planned to have a length of 430 kilometers (270 mi) once all constructions finished.
The line uses standard gauge and is partly underground. Ticket price is 5000 IRR for each journey (about USD 0.15), regardless of the distance traveled, but using prepaid tickets costs much less. Seniors may travel for free on the metro. On all Tehran metro trains the first, the second, and the last carriages are reserved for women who do not wish to ride with men in the same car. Women can still ride other cars freely.
Art in the Tehran Metro
A combination of modern art and traditional Persian art is prominent in every station of the Tehran Metro.