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When Size Matters: MidEast’s Largest Metro Station Opens in Tehran

© Photo : realiran.orgShahr-e Aftab station
Shahr-e Aftab station - Sputnik International
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The largest metro station in the Middle East, Shahr-e Aftab (Sun City), has been unveiled in Tehran during a grand ceremony, Real Iran news portal reported.

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The new station will link Tehran’s Shahr-e Aftab Exhibition Complex to the city’s subway system.

The 25,000-square-meter station, which is three times bigger than the capital’s other metro stations, will facilitate travel to the Shahr-e-Aftab International Exhibition Complex that will host this year’s edition of the Tehran International Book Fair (May 5-15).

© Photo : realiran.orgShahr-e Aftab station
Shahr-e Aftab station - Sputnik International
Shahr-e Aftab station

Built over an area of 138 hectares, the Shahr-e-Aftab exhibition complex it is the second largest in Asia and the third in the world after similar complexes in Germany and China. It is located on the Tehran-Qom highway, close to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

© Photo : realiran.orgShahr-e Aftab station
Shahr-e Aftab station - Sputnik International
Shahr-e Aftab station

Before completion of the Sun City metro station, Tajrish station with an area of 15,000 square meters was registered as the Middle East’s largest metro station.

© Photo : realiran.orgShahr-e Aftab station
Shahr-e Aftab station - Sputnik International
Shahr-e Aftab station

The newly-inaugurated metro station is styled after the Iranian-Islamic architecture of the Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, also known as the Palace of Forty Columns.

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