UAE residents have been given a look inside the sprawling new Route 2020 stations which will soon open along the Dubai Metro network.
Kelly Clarke thenational.ae
The Expo 2020 line, which spans 15 kilometres, connects seven new stations on the popular public transport network.
An extension of the existing Red Line, commuters will have direct access to the Dubai South site and other areas of the emirate.
On Monday, the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai shared pictures from inside the stations.
The spacious interior will accommodate up to 125,000 commuters per day in 2021.
The seven stations on the route include Jebel Ali Station; The Gardens Station; Discovery Gardens Station; Al Furjan Station; Jumeirah Golf Estates Station; Dubai Investment Park Station and Expo Station.
Once open, Jumeirah Golf Estates station will be the biggest along the Dubai Metro network and will stretch 226 metres.
The authority invited businesses to make use of the retail space inside the stations, which includes 40 outlets and five sales kiosks.
The Dh11 billion project, which runs from Jebel Ali Station direct to the Expo 2020 site, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, in July.
Fifty trains will serve passengers across the seven stations including one interchange with the red line, one flagship station at the Expo 2020 Dubai site as well as three elevated and two underground stations. More