Route 2020: Watch Red Line link Dubai Marina to Expo grounds in 16 minutes


By Sneha May Francis

The Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) “Route 2020” is ready to zoom off. An official at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition said the contractor for the process will be announced soon.

2The extension of Dubai Metro’s Red Line will end at the Expo ground.

“It is work in progress. We are starting on the ground work,” said Moaza Saeed Almarri, director of marketing and corporate communications.

A video showcased the journey through Route 2020.

“It demonstrates the 14.5km route, which will have seven stations – five elevated, and two underground.”

The route, she explained, was finalised as it will cater to 240,000 people. “We had identified highly populated areas, and wanted the Dubai Metro to be sustainable even after Expo 2020.” More info