Maintenance on the Dubai Metro

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By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Gulf News visits the people who keep Dubai’s Metro trains in good order and running smoothly.

# As soon as the Metro service stops at night, the trains start moving to the sheds in Jebel Ali and Al Rashidiya Depots. Though all the trains are cleaned every day, each train is washed once every three days in automatic washing bays. It takes five to seven minutes to wash a train. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
# As soon as the Metro service stops at night, the trains start moving to the sheds in Jebel Ali and Al Rashidiya Depots. Though all the trains are cleaned every day, each train is washed once every three days in automatic washing bays. It takes five to seven minutes to wash a train. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
# The track is physically checked by engineering staff every two months. An ultra-sonic test is done every six months to check the fitness level of the track. # Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News
# The track is physically checked by engineering staff every two months. An ultra-sonic test is done every six months to check the fitness level of the track. # Image Credit: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News
# Inspection is done by engineers through a computer system called Train Control Monitoring System. Most of the maintenance, cleaning and inspection is done between midnight and 4am when the service stops. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
# Inspection is done by engineers through a computer system called Train Control Monitoring System. Most of the maintenance, cleaning and inspection is done between midnight and 4am when the service stops. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
# A maintenance worker inspects a train at the Al Rashidiya depot. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News
# A maintenance worker inspects a train at the Al Rashidiya depot. # Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News