Tabriz (1.2 mill. inh.) is
the centre of north western Iran. The first 7 km of a 17.2 km east-west metro line opened for service in August, 2015. The line includes 3 km of tunnel that passes under the historical quarters of the city. The
first phase was planned to open at the end of the Iranian year
(March 21 2006) but did not due to financial problems. The system is predicted to carry 20 000 Passengers per hour in both
Mercesez Benz rolling stock serves the construction workers on the Tabriz Metro.