Dubai Metro to have 70 stations by 2020


By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Plans to extend sections of Dubai Metro are on track with the designs of the expansion on three ends of the network currently being worked out, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official told Gulf News.

The extension will include doubling the length of Green Line, extending the Red Line from both ends including a branch to Red Line from Jebel Ali to the Expo 2020 site as well as building 21 more stations on the entire network.

“The Green line will extend by 20.6 km, 12 of which will be elevated and 8.6 km will be underground. The extended section will be supported by 11 new stations in addition to current 20,” said Abullah Yousuf Al Ali, Acting CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.

The extend section on the Green Line will cover Dubai Festival City, Ras Al Khor, Dubai International City, Silicon Oasis and Dubai Academic City.

Al Ali revealed the details of the expansion plan, speaking to Gulf News on the sidelines of Middle East Rail conference at the Dubai Convention Centre.

The number of stations on the entire network will increase from the current 47—– two stations are common for both the lines — to 70 by 2020, said Al Ali. More info


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