As the largest subway station in the Middle East, ‘Sun City’ (Shahr-e-Aftab) subway station was became operational Monday at a ceremony attended by Tehran Governor and some members of Tehran Islamic City Council.
Located in line 1 of Tehran Subway at the end of Tehran-Parand metro junction, the station has been constructed to facilitate commute to Shahr-e-Aftab International Exhibition Complex.
The newly-established Sun City is ready to host this year’s edition of the Tehran International Book Fair (May 5-15).
Built over an area of 138 hectares, it is the second biggest exhibition center in Asia and the third in the world after similar complexes in Germany and China. It is located on Tehran-Qom highway, close to the Imam Khomeini International Airport.
The station covers an area of 25,000 sq m and is approximately three times larger than the country’s normal subway stations.
Before completion of the project, Tajrish station with a land area of 15,000 sq m was registered as the Middle East’s largest subway station.
Shahr Aftab subway station has been constructed in Iranian-Islamic style and it is inspired by Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan and is compatible with the architecture of Shahr Aftab International Exhibition Site.
The 29th Tehran International Book Fair will be held in Shahr Aftab International Exhibition Site.
Photos Credit: Iranian News Agencies
Finantial Tribune contributed to this report