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Dubai Metro Network Project

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Recently have just found some information on the proposed Metro Network in Dubai, which is supposed to be completed by 2009.

Here's what it is supposed to look like:

The Dubai Metro Network will comprise two lines:

The Red Line will initially run from Salahuddin Rd to the American University of Dubai through Burjuman and Sheikh Zayed Rd, and will progressively be extended to Jebel Ali Port in the south and the intersection of Al Nahda and Damascus roads through Al Qiyadah intersection in the north.

The Green Line will initially run from Al Ittihad Square to Rashidiya bus station through Deira City Centre and the Airport Terminals 1 and 3, and will progressively be extended to serve the Deira and Bur Dubai central areas and Souks up to Burjuman and Wafi shopping centres.

The two lines will total nearly 70 km, with 35 stations along the 50-km long Red Line, and 22 along the 20-km long Green Line. The two transfer stations at Al Ittihad Square and Burjuman are common to both lines.

Also, a possible extension of the Green Line from Wafi to the projected Festival City development is under study.

The two lines will run underground in the city centre

The two lines will run elevated on a specially designed viaduct everywhere else. The viaduct design and aesthetics is being developed specifically to actually enhance the urban architecture along its corridor. Also, the tracks will not cross the public highway, which will ensure plenty of safety. The metro project should fit very well into Dubai's urban setting.

Here's a few pics of what it might look like:

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