IRAN: The two hitherto isolated metro lines in Mashhad were connected on May 7 when President Hassan Rouhani opened an extension of Line 2.

The 2 km extension runs southwest from Shohada to Shariati, where interchange is provided with Line 1.

The first phase of Line 2 opened in 2017. Tunnelling on a third line is currently underway, and a fourth line has been approved.