Dubai Metro to be quieter


Staff report

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has partnered with a German firm to reduce the vibration and noise caused by the daily functioning of the Dubai Metro in areas adjoining the tracks, it was announced yesterday.

The move is part of the RTA’s strategy to adopt best practices and make public transit modes safer and smoother.

The RTA wanted to tackle the issue of vibrations and noise generated by the daily shuttling of the Metro, which is an inevitable occurrence as the trains ply across the city transporting passengers to various destinations in Dubai via the Red and Green Lines.

The RTA Rail Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the form of a joint agreement with Gerb Worldwide, a leading German company in the field of monitoring and rectifying vibration. The agreement was signed by the CEO of the Rail Agency at the RTA, Engr Adnan Ahmad Al Hammadi, and Hassan Al Araj, the managing director of Eco Co, the regional representative of Gerb based in Abu Dhabi.

“As per the agreement, the Rail Agency will work with Gerb in conducting site surveys to assess the areas experiencing vibrations and noises due to the movement of trains, and come out with remedial solutions to improve the current position.”