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Old June 30th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #21
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Phase 1 is supposed to be finished by 2009..... the rest by 2011... also the project is being expanded constantly.. adding new lines... so we expect the construction to continue till at least 2015-2017
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Old June 30th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #22
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Very nice...from what I went through when there, Dubai needs this...

Traffic in Dubai is crazy...but I sure everyone knew that...
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Old June 30th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #23
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The Red and Green line routing somehow reminds me of Toronto's Bloor-Danforth and Yonge-University-Spadina lines. But looks like a good project. Any idea what the other lines will be like, as in, possible alignments under study? Also, is Union Square being built as one or two stations connected to each other?

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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:44 AM   #24
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By Ashfaq Ahmed, Staff Reporter


Dubai: The Dubai Government will spend Dh74 billion to boost to its road network and public transport system.

A strategic plan was unveiled on Friday that will put in aplace modern and integrated road network and public transport system and cater to the existing and future development requirements in the emirate until 2020.

The highlight of the Dubai Strategic Plan is a multi-tier public transport system that includes expansion of Dubai Metro in addition to introducing tram services.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed the plan and has given his consent for its implementation, WAM reported.

Mattar Al Tayer, Board Chairman and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), briefed Shaikh Mohammad on the plan and gave detailed presentations on Dubai's transport policies until 2020 and sources of funding the project.

Of the Dh74 billion outlay, the government will spend Dh44 billion on road infrastructure and Dh30 billion for the integrated public transport system.

The plan includes construction of new roads with a total length of 500km, more than 95 new interchanges and improving the existing road network in Dubai.

Haven't heard about plans for trams before, guess we should add that to the list
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Old July 1st, 2006, 05:44 AM   #25
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Looks fantastic.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 07:06 AM   #26
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I hope the news about trams is correct.. this is fantastic.. soon we'll have the metro and the monorails.. and the trams along with water taxis
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Old July 1st, 2006, 07:07 AM   #27
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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM   #28
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Haven't heard about plans for trams before, guess we should add that to the list
Yes we have.

There's a proposal to build a tram line from Jumeirah Beach Residence, going paralel Al Soufouh Road till Medinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab Hotel and then turn right and join the Dubai Metro, on the Mall Of Emirates station.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 10:17 PM   #29
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Dubai transportation system and road networks reviewed

DUBAI: Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has reviewed major strategic plans to develop road networks and transportation system in Dubai.

The Dubai Ruler, in the presence of Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, minister of state for cabinet affairs, watched an electronic presentation of the strategic plan, including road networks, transportation systems and proposed solutions on road networks and general planning for up to 2020. The presentation was made at the Emirates Towers Hotel by Engineer Matar Mohammed Al Tayer, board chairman and CEO of the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA), and a number of experts in charge of the plan.

The presentation included the definition of required public transport network system which include train, metro, tram, bus and water transport systems.

It also included detailed briefing on the transport policies as part of a comprehensive solution system and sources of funding the project.

The plan was prepared by the DRTA in collaboration with international consultants highly reputed for their expertise in viable mass transport systems.

The project, which would beging from this year to 2020, include the building of new major roads with a total length of about 500 kilometres, 95 new interchanges and improving a number of existing interchanges and a major modernisation works on Dubai road network. The cost of the project is estimated at about Dhs44 billion.

Total length of the metro transport route is estimated at about 318 kilometres, 268 kilometres for the tram, 210 kilometres for the water transport and about 2,500 kilometres for the bus routes. Total cost of of this mass transport system is estimated at about Dhs30 billion.

The RTA has estimated at over Dhs74 billion the total cost of implementing this mega project, as part of Dubai Strategic Plan, within a period of 15 years.
318km for the metro is tripple the length of the red, green and proposed blue lines combined. If this project's done dubai-style then
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 05:17 AM   #30
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Metro rail taking shape


The pier has a diameter of 1.75 metres and a height of 7 metres. A total of 1,205 piers will be erected along the metro's Red Line by mid-2007.

Dubai: The first pier for the Dubai Metro rail has been installed on Shaikh Zayed Road between the 6th and 7th interchanges.

Its construction represents an important event for the project since it is the first structure which can be seen by residents and drivers on Shaikh Zayed Road.

The pier has a diameter of 1.75 metres and a height of 7 metres. A total of 1,205 piers will be erected along the metro's Red Line by mid-2007.

The piling work for pillars is expected to be performed at a rate of one pile per rig per day.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 05:18 AM   #31
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Arabic text translation: "Pouring of the first concrete pillar for the Dubai metro project "

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Old July 2nd, 2006, 06:23 AM   #32
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Looks like Dubai will have a world class public transportation system like it has a world class everything else.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #33
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A few new renders:

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Old July 19th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #34
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Very good for Dubai. It so desperately needs mass transport systems to deal with the horrid traffic. these are money well spend indeed! gj
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Old July 19th, 2006, 08:43 PM   #35
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Looks Good,

It's good to see that they make public transport "Dubai Style", and not just something that's only useful.
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Old October 8th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #36
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Another line has been announced, the purple line. Also it'll be built first before the blue since more developments are popping up near it.

Part of the plan to build 320km by 2020


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.




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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nakheel and RTA meet on linking Metro to projects

High-level officials from Dubai World%u2019s 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%u2019s developments.

The teams discussed several plans like linking Palm Jumeirah%u2019s 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%u2019s 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%u2019s iconic Palm Island projects.

Adnan Al Naqi, the Managing Director of Palm Deira and General Executive Co-ordinator of Dubai World, said: %u201CThe 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.%u201D

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Old October 8th, 2006, 05:15 AM   #37
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Dubai Metro looks awesome, but how many people are actually going to use it?
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Old October 8th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #38
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i posted this somewhere else....so here goes:

Vancouver may currently hold the title, "world's longest fully automated rail system", but even with the Canada Line it will lose that title in 2009 to Dubai. By 2009, Dubai would have completed phase I of its metro - building 70 kms of lines with 42 stations. It is anticipated that it will carry 27,000 passengers an hour, 1.2 million passengers a day, and 335 million passengers per year.

And of course, Vancouver's SkyTrain currently has 34 stations and 49.5 kms of lines and is carrying 220,000 passengers per day. Add in the Canada Line, and it'll be 50 stations and 68.5 kms of lines.
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If 27000 use it per hour there's no way 1.2 million can use it per day

In Dubai there will be 2 choices if you live near a metro station.
Either take the train into town, or get stuck for 4 hours in traffic, for those not living near the metro line...
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If 27000 use it per hour there's no way 1.2 million can use it per day

In Dubai there will be 2 choices if you live near a metro station.
Either take the train into town, or get stuck for 4 hours in traffic, for those not living near the metro line...
lol, well i'm not exactly sure what the 27,000 figure represents.....either the maximum system hourly capacity or the peak hour system ridership projection.
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