IRAN: A southeastern extension of Shiraz metro Line 1 was inaugurated on August 22.

The 10·5 km extension runs from Vali-e Asr to Shahid Dastgheyb. Intermediate stations are open at Fazilat and Shahid Doran, with five more due to open later.

The initial 10·5 km section of the city’s first metro line opened on October 11 2014. Services are operated with a fleet of five-car trainsets supplied by China CNR Corp and local partner IRICO under a contract awarded in November 2010.