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Old Posted Oct 8, 2006, 12:10 AM
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Recent articles tell us that 320km or metro line are planned for 2020, and that's not including the various monorails and trams on the palms and various other projects

A map by me, the 4 coloured lines for the metro are shown, the yellow are palm monorails (only the palm jumeirah one is under construction but the others will definitely have something similar), the black is a tram line.

Some images:

Some recent articles:

Originally Posted by Krazy View Post
Dubai expands metro network with Purple Line

Dubai: The Dubai government has decided to expand the city's metro network by adding a fourth line that will serve new communities along Al Khail Road.

The Purple Line - an express line between Dubai International Airport and Jebel Ali Airport - will open by 2012 and will be in addition to the Blue Line that will run on Emirates Road and also connect the airports.

Both lines will be linked to the Red and Green lines currently under construction. "There will be a complete network of metro services ... there are plans to add more lines in future," said Abdul Majid Khaja, CEO of Dubai Metro at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The RTA will also extend tram services from Al Sufouh Road to Jumeirah Road and it will be linked to metro stations on Shaikh Zayed Road.

The total length of the Dubai metro system is estimated to be 318km by 2020, including 69.7km of the Red and Green lines. "We are expanding because we want people to leave their cars and use the metro once it is ready," said Al Khaja.
Originally Posted by Krazy View Post
Purple Line to link airports

Dubai: Some 96 kilometres will be added to the Dubai Metro network, with the addition of Purple and Blue railway lines.

The total length of the Red and the Green Lines, part of the earlier plan, is 69.7km.

The Road and Transport Authority has announced the construction of 49km long Purple Line and an approximately 47km long Blue Line.

According to the RTA, Dubai will have a total of 318km of metro lines by 2020 as some more tracks will be added gradually with the development of the city.

The 49km-long Purple Line will be an express track and it will link Dubai International Airport with Jebel Ali Airport. It will have only eight stations and will be operational by 2012 - two years after the completion of the Red and the Green Lines.

Abdul Majeed Khaja, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Metro at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the Blue Line will run on Emirates Road while the Purple Line will be constructed on Al Khail Road and serve new communities coming up along this road.

Change in plan

"Although the Blue Line was planned earlier, we have decided to construct the Purple Line first because more development is coming up on Al Khail Road," Al Khaja told journalists at an informal meeting held on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of Dubai Metro team, including Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Construction; Abdul Redha Abuhassan, Director of Planning and Design; Abdul Rauf Al Sayed Mohammad, Operations Engineer; Ali Abdul Qader, Director of Maintenance Department and Mohammad Eisa Al Rowaished, Rail Design Manager.

Al Khaja said the metro work was going at a fast pace. "We have completed 25 per cent of work on the Red Line."

He said 52.1km Red Line from Dubai-Abu Dhabi borders to Rashidiya will now have 29 stations as one more station has been added for the Mall of Emirates.

"We are on schedule and will complete the project within the given time," said Al Khaja.
Originally Posted by Krazy View Post
Green Line work to start soon

Dubai: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has awarded contract for the Green Line and the construction will start soon.

The Green Line - which is 17.6km-long - will have 14 station and will be operational in March 2010. It will have 7.6km underground track and 10km of elevated track. "The Dh5.7 billion Green Line contract has been awarded to the contractor who is building the Red Line," said Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Construction of the Dubai Metro at the RTA. The contractor for the Dubai Metro is Dubai Rapid Link (DURL) consortium headed by Mitsubishi Corp of Japan.

"The construction on the Green Line will put more constrain on the authority and the residents as it will be carried out in the busy Central Business Districts of Deira and Bur Dubai," said Al Hammadi.

He said the major construction activity will start in January next year with the start of the tunnelling work. The tunnel boring machine will arrive in November and the tunnelling will start in January from Union Square station to Burjuman Centre Station.
Originally Posted by Krazy View Post
Nakheel and RTA meet on linking Metro to projects

High-level officials from Dubai World’s Nakheel Properties and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have met to study proposals to link the Metro system to feeder systems serving some of Nakheel’s developments.

The teams discussed several plans like linking Palm Jumeirah’s monorail system to the Metro and the tramway planned for Al Sufouh Road, a major thoroughfare; connecting the network to Jumeirah Lake Towers and Ibn Battuta Mall; and linking Palm Deira to Metro services.

The two sides said that connecting Palm Jumeirah’s monorail to the Metro network and the tramways of Al Sufouh Road will require constructing the two stations as close to each other as possible in order to ensure convenience.

They also said that it is essential for the stations to meet the needs of the Jumeirah Lake Towers project.

The meeting was one of the highest level of contacts between Dubai World and the Roads and Transport Authority aimed at co-ordinating the mass transport requirements of Nakheel’s iconic Palm Island projects.

Adnan Al Naqi, the Managing Director of Palm Deira and General Executive Co-ordinator of Dubai World, said: “The talks are intended to secure the highest level of co-ordination and to enhance the principles of true strategic partnership adopted by Dubai World in its relations with different government authorities.”

Some construction pics:

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