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Introductions

Roads Introduction:

Mazandaran is connected to the capital of Iran, Tehran, through three transit roads of Haraz (Amol-Rudehen), Kandovan (Chalus-Karaj), and Firouzkouh (Qaem Shahr-Firouzkouh).


Airports Introduction:

Dasht-e Naz Airport, serving the capital Sari, Noshahr Airport, and Ramsar Airport are the domestic airports that connect the province to the other parts of the country. There are some Hajj flights from Dasht-e Naz Airport as well.


Railway Introduction:

Mazandaran is served by the North Railway Dept. of the Iranian Railways. The department connects the province to Tehran to the south and Gorgan to the east. The cities of Sari, Qaemshahr, and Pol Sefid are major stations of the department.

How to Arrive in Sari:

By Air:

Sari is served by Dasht-e Naz International Airport, which is located in the northeast of the city. It has four daily flights in summer and six weekly flights in other seasons scheduled to and from Tehran. Also, it has weekly flight destinations to Mashhad and Jeddah. Seasonal destinations include Isfahan, Kish Island, and sometimes other cities, depending on demand. Tickets should be reserved one week in advance.

By train:

The city is connected to Gorgan and Tehran by Shomal Railways, since it is on a major branch of the Iran's Railroad. The Sari train station is the city's first modern rail station and it dates from the Pahlavi dynasty. Currently, there are three major passenger trains (Sari Exclusive Train, No. 220, and No. 221) every day to Sari. If you travel to Sari from Tehran, you may use the Gorgan train, which runs in the evening. Only some major express trains have announcements in English, but this train does. The trip takes either 7 hours (Tehran-Sari) or 71/2 hours (Sari-Tehran), because the trip is through mountains. For more than 60 years, Sari's exclusive train has been arriving about 4 PM.

By boat:

The port of Amir Abad is located on the southern coast of the Mazandaran Sea.

By car:

Local highways have been well developed after the Iran–Iraq War. Sari area contains highway 62w, which has the Qa'emshahr exit and 62e, which has the Neka exit.

By bus:

There are five bus terminals, but just one, Terminal-e Dowlat, is popular. The others serve cities that are located within 150 kilometers of Sari: Gorgan, Nowshahr and Chaloos, Kiyasar, etc.





How to Get around

The layout of the city lends itself to using taxis. There is a wide choice of taxi systems including ceremony taxis, wireless taxis, airport or rail station taxis, and telephone taxis. City buses are also popular because they connect Sari's suburbs to the center of city, and most of the population lives in the suburbs. Although pedestrians must take care crossing busy streets, Sari is safe for pedestrians even at night.



Passenger terminals:

  • 2 state passenger terminals, under construction, in the cities of Babolsar and Babol.(Bullet)
  • 3 state passenger terminals, available, in the cities of Sari, Qaemshahr and Jooybar. (Bullet) (Sari : (+98-151)3248882) / ((+98-123)226299)
  • 3 private passenger terminals, available, in the cities of Amol, Tonekabon and western Sari. ((+98-191)4274090) / ((+98-121)3244703)
  • 4 private passenger terminals, about to open, in the cities of Behnamir, Ramsar, Behshahr and Nowshahr.

Number of:

  • Passenger transport companies: 174 bullet
  • Bus vehicle fleet: 565 including 155 normal buses and 410 specific buses. bullet
  • Mini bus vehicle fleet: 2010
  • Taxi vehicle fleet: 4565
  • Bus drivers: 1300
  • Mini bus drivers: 2000
  • Taxi vehicle drivers: 6742
  • Passenger transport unions: 5 client type and 1 syndicate of owners of mini buses and taxies.
  • Goods transport companies: 121
  • International Goods transport companies: 6
  • Passenger transport companies: 2

Road length per kilometer:

  • Freeways: 16
  • Highways: 516
  • Major Roads: 479
  • Local Roads: 1304
  • Village Roads: 7503
  • Total : 9818

Pursuing in the North-South corridor:

Preamble:

The transportation north-south corridor consists of 14 countries, was established in 12th September 2000 in Saint Petersburg (the former Leningrad) by Iran, Russia and India, being developed by entrance of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Oman, Syria and Bulgaria.

Targets:

  • Developing transportation affairs. bullet
  • Developing access to global markets.
  • Assisting in developing overseas goods and passenger transport.
  • Supporting road safety.
  • Synchronizing legislations and policies of transport.
  • Providing reasonable provisions for providers of goods and services.

Physical immunization of road side schools:

The total number of schools eligible for the plan of school immunization are estimated as 400 of which, 100 have been immunized in the middle 2009 and early 2010 (Year 1388).

Constructing traffic training parks:

Providing safe and opportune training plant for kids and youths, traffic training plants have been realized where youngsters will learn traffic behaviors, settling in figurative environment, will practice traffic affairs and safe dealings. Now, 4 traffic training parks have been initiated in the cities of Tonekabon, Khoramabad, Babol and Sari.

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