Delmatic lighting controls operate lighting throughout Dubai Metro



Dubai Metro is the longest, fully automated rail system in the world, comprising a network running underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts along key urban corridors.

Dubai metro
Dubai metro

Delmatic has developed and supplied lighting controls based on its Metro System to operate lighting throughout the network of stations that make up Dubai Metro.

The first phase comprising 70 kilometres of lines with 47 stations is being extended to a total network stretching 318 kilometres. The station interiors follow the themes of the four elements of nature – Water, Air, Fire and Earth – while the shell-shaped roof of the elevated stations evokes Dubai’s heritage of pearl diving.

Working as part of the project team that included Aedas Architects, Delmatic supplied a system that provides energy-efficient, addressable switching and dimming of lighting in both front-of-house and emergency egress areas of each station and integrates with the rail network OCS SCADA system for remote management and monitoring. The lighting is configured into a variety of modes or scenes – daytime, night time, dawn/dusk, emergency etc – which are activated automatically at scheduled times or via a solar controller.

Secure local override control is available to the stationmaster from a custom console which displays the active scene, allows changeover from automatic to manual override settings, and indicates the health of the communications network.

Delmatic’s track record over many years working on this type of project was instrumental in its selection for this installation.