Dubai Metro Red Line extension to Expo 2020 site ready by 2019

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By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

Red Line extension to the Expo 2020 site will be completed and available to public as soon as 2019, said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at the opening day of the Dubai International Project Management Forum.

Four possible Metro extensions to Expo site. (Supplied)
Four possible Metro extensions to Expo site. (Supplied)

“Infrastructure of the network around Al Maktoum International Airport will be ready by 2019. We have to finish one year before the event of the Expo to make sure that the system works very well,” he pointed out.

The Red Line extension will form a 15km-long connection to the World Expo site – an area bordering Dubailand that has no transportation network currently.

Four options are under consideration for the extension. Three of the four options suggest a Metro link either passing by or cutting through Jebel Ali Free Zone, while a fourth option would divert at the height of Dubai Marina, and pass Jumeirah Park to run parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. More info