The Tehran International Airport is designed to cope with the following factors: ability to handle a large volume of traffic at its inception in the early 1980's and increasing steadily throughout the years; a site located 31 miles (50 km) from downtown Tehran; an arid desent-like climate. The airfield consists of dual-parallel runways with one pair built initially on either side of the terminal area. This area is traversed by a "spine" roadway system which forms the passenger terminal with all support facilities. The airport is designed to be linked to Tehran with a high-speed train. This train will be able to travel at a top speed of 80 mph (129 Kmlhr) in open stretches, and, as well, make stops at each of the "terminal modules" spaced some 1,500 ft (457.5m) apart. The terminal itself will be doubled--loaded with train tracks and roadways in the middle. Aircraft gate positions will be arranged in clusters or groups of seven international or eight domestic gates per module- again with pairs of modules on either side of the rail and roadway access.

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  • Accession Number: 00155712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM