SNCF’s AREP subsidiary has signed an agreement to design and redevelop Iran’s three main railway stations in Tehran and the cities of Mashhad and Qom.
The company’s founder and head of its board of directors Etienne Tricaud said the architecture and historical identity of the stations will be preserved in his company’s plan to design and redevelop them.
“The Tehran Railway Station, with 80 years of age, is not compatible with present-day needs. We have to present a comprehensive plan for 170 hectares of land at this station so that high-speed inner-city and suburban trains as well as electric and metro trains can transport passengers in the city center,” he said.
For Mashhad, AREP will design a railway station and two terminals in order to increase its capacity.
It will also modernize the Qom Railway Station for the traffic of high-speed trains on the Tehran-Qom-Isfahan line.