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DUBAI
 U.A.E.

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 METRO

The current population in the city of Dubai is 863,000 with some 2.3 million in the entire Dubai Emirate.

Construction on the first stage of Dubai's Metro began in 2005, with the first section of the Red Line opened on 09-09-2009. The Green Line was inaugurated exactly two years later, on 09-09-2011. The Red Line and the Green Line intersect twice, at Union Square and at Khalid Bin Al Waleed (BurJuman Centre).

Each of the 87 driverless trains (Thales operating system) comprises five cars, with one car offering first class (Gold Class), one reserved for women and children, and three standard cars (Silver Class).

Metro stations were designed to four different themes: earth, water, air and fire.

 Red Line

52.1 km (4.7 km underground) - 29 stations (24 elevated, 4 underground and 1 at ground level)

09-09-2009: Rashidiya - Nakheel Harbor & Tower (with only 8 intermediate stations)
04-01-2010: Burj Dubai station added
30-04-2010: Nakheel Harbor & Tower - Ibn Battuta
     + Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Emirates Towers, Al Karama, Airport Terminal 1 and Emirates stations opened
15-05-2010: GGICO, World Trade Centre and Noor Islamic Bank stations opened
15-10-2010: Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Nakheel, Sharaf DG, First Gulf Bank and Business Bay stations opened
11-03-2011: Ibn Battuta - Jebel Ali (without intermediate stations)
12-12-2012: Danube station added
30-09-2013: Energy station added

 Green Line

22.5 km (7.9 km underground) - 18 stations (10 elevated and 8 underground)

09-09-2011: Etisalat - Dubai Health Care City
01-03-2014: Dubai Health Care City - Creek

 Photos
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 Metro Projects

The second stage of the metro project includes two more lines and extensions to the Red Line:

- Blue Line:
- Purple Line: 49 km with only 8 stations, it will function as an express link between Dubai International Airport and Jebel Ali International Airport.

 

 DUBAI TRAM

14.6 km with 19 stations planned, also known as "Al Sufouh Tramway" - Map

- entire line will be equipped with APS ground-level power supply
- most of southern loop through Jumeirah Beach elevated
- 44 m long, 7-section Citadis 402trams from Alstom
-
Al Sufouh - Jumeirah Beach (8 km + 2.6 km depot access, with 11 stations, equipped with platform screen doors) opened 11 Nov. 2014

 

 Palm Jumeirah Monorail

- 5.45 km monorail line
- opened 06 May 2009 from Gateway Towers to Atlantis (without intermediate stops)
- planned to be extended to link up with Metro system

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 Links

RTA Roads & Transport Authority

Project and Construction updates (GulfNews)

Dubai Metro at Wikipedia

Palm Jumeirah Monorail at Wikipedia

Dubai Metro in "The National"

Dubai Metro on Google Maps

Dubai Metro.eu

 

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