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Creation of a tramway line for the city of Qom in the Republic of Iran


The agreement signed on July 14th 2015 is a historical event for Iran, allowing the country to join the international community after the end of penalties. Iran is indeed a promising country with a potential market of 80 million people and a well‐ educated middle-class. President Rohani has even stated that the government’s priority is the country’s economic recovery of. The program unlocking Iranian assets and reopening borders for international trade should thus encourage foreign direct investment, increasing trade and stimulating growth. Sanctions relief increase public expectations of economic improvement and international commitment. The transport field has been neglected for years, in favor of industrial fields such as oil and gas, metals and minerals. The city of Qom has been particularly suffering from alarming problems of pollution, congestion and high road accidents, whereas public transport field is still very limited. Monorail and metro projects have already been launched, but they are still under construction. Our project starts with a diagnosis at a national scale to describe geographic, environmental, institutional, economic and socio‐demographic aspects. Then, we focus on specifics of the city of Qom in order to better understand the local expectations. After making an assessment of transportation modes in Qom, we will analyze the mobility in the city to decide if we need to develop a third urban transport system. This will lead us to identify two main corridors in the city, carriers of flows, allowing us to draw a horizontal alignment for this public transportation line. Afterwards, a study of the transport demand on this axis will help us choose the relevant means of transport. A proposal for a complete tramway system will be given, including a technical feasibility study for Infrastructure and Rolling Stock structural subsystems and an operational feasibility study for Operations and Maintenance functional subsystems. Finally, an economic feasibility study will be submitted, taking into account cost and revenue aspects to assess the socio‐economic and financial profitability of such a project. Lastly we will propose project funding options and conditions necessary to support the launch of the project with regard to redirecting transport policy, in order to make it financially viable.
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hal-01724358 , version 1 (06-03-2018)


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Laure Girard, Cherifa Hamdous, Kinda Khalil, Clément Tschiember, Florent Vautherin. Creation of a tramway line for the city of Qom in the Republic of Iran. 2018, pp.31-44. ⟨hal-01724358⟩
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