daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 12th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #381
particlez
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 532
Likes (Received): 106

^i thought all modern electric trains used brushless motors?

at any rate, stations located on a hump are an elegant and efficient engineering feature. for elevated stations however, the humps would make the platform marginally farther away from ground level. as long as elevators are escalators are used (and i'm assuming dubai would provide these features), its impact on everyday use should be close to minimal.
particlez no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old February 12th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #382
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

All elevated stations will have both escalators and elevators. The pedestrian bridges crossing the highway will have moving platforms I think.
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #383
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

In addition to AltinD's post 352, here are two images that show two forms of public transportation in Dubai:

[IMG]http://i40.************/nlc4y0.jpg[/IMG]
© XPRESS/Sankha Kar

[IMG]http://i39.************/15i8bb4.jpg[/IMG]
© XPRESS/Sankha Kar

http://www.xpress4me.com/articles/09.../20011825.html
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #384
LosAngelesMetroBoy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Baghdad/Miami/Los Angeles
Posts: 317
Likes (Received): 26

Nice new pics. Best of luck in gettin everyone out of their cars. That is one city that really needs some PT infastructure.

And thanks allrail, i got to make fun of my SSG after that
LosAngelesMetroBoy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #385
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

Posted on the UAE section

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
14/February/2009

Dubai Metro Station and walking bridge, JLT







__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #386
davsot
Perro que ladra no muerde
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7,243
Likes (Received): 47

great video... Their next challenge to take on will have to be HSR lines connecting to other big UAE metropolitan areas.
davsot no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #387
Chusanch
Registered User
 
Chusanch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zaragoza
Posts: 1,532
Likes (Received): 21

One question... the metro is scheduled to open on 09.09.2009. I was in Dubai last week, and I saw sections of the overhead structure still under constructions... Is that date going to be respected? only for a section of the network? THe red line I think is more advanced... but still.

Any comments?
__________________
Siempre tengo algo que comentar... Si quieres leerlo, visita mis bitácoras:
Transporte Urbano de Zaragoza (y otros temas... ) - Español
La línea 32 por el mundo / Route 32 around the world - Español / English
Chusanch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #388
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

What you saw are sections of the Green Line that is scheduled to open in March 2010. Red Line only will open in 9/9/9
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #389
Filip7370
Modern transit...
 
Filip7370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 5

Can I ask friends from Dubai for a "catalog" of Dubais' buses. It should consist:
- type
- photo
- numbers
- years of deliveries
- something about them
Of course if there are so many types of buses use by many small operators it won't be nessesary to put it here, I would know what have RTA execpt Solaris buses and Neoplans...
__________________
Faculty of Transport of Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Polytechnics).
Filip7370 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #390
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

Mercedes Benz both regular and articulated. VOLVO for interurban services. Before the most used were Marco Polo from Brasil.
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #391
Filip7370
Modern transit...
 
Filip7370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 5

But, can You say whar types...I saw a Connecto bus on one picture, but are there any Citaroes, what Volvoes are used? B12 or B10 chassies?
__________________
Faculty of Transport of Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Polytechnics).
Filip7370 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #392
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

I have no idea, we're into skyscrapers here mostly

However if you browse the thread linked below, you might find somewhere there press releases about contracts for buses purchesing or their deliveries: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=280376
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:05 AM   #393
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

RTA Reshuffles Routes, Ups Bus Fleet on Certain Lines
1 March 2009







Public Transport Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) inaugurated yesterday a new bus route known as (X35), to cover a number of areas in the emirate of Dubai. The launch follows a broad-based field study conducted by Public Transport Agency to identify the needs for bus service in certain localities in order to meet the rising demand; which is fueled by the continuous population growth in the emirate.

RTA Public Transport Agency is keen on broadening and upgrading its services to keep pace with the urbanization and demographic expansion across the UAE. This particularly applies to Dubai which has a high profile as a regional economic and business center and a point of attraction for investors and businesspersons from the world over,” said Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Bus Dep’t at RTA Public Transport Agency.

“The new Route (X35) starts off the Meadows, near Dubai British School 1 and stretches up to Al Warqa, near Sharjah American School. It passes across several areas in between such as Dubai International Academy, Lakes Turnoff, Jebel Ali Racecourse, the neighbourhood of Emirates Holidays at Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Interchange, Dubai Naturalization and Residency Dep’t, Shindagha Souk, Al Maktoum Road, Al Garhoud Interchange, Airport Terminal 1 (Arrivals), Uptown Murdiff Center and others.

Public Transport Agency has also beefed up its current bus fleet with a number of double deck and standard buses as of yesterday. Among the routes witnessing enhanced bus fleet are: Route 10; which received 6 new double-deckers such that the total fleet rises up to 15 double-deckers. Line 93 will have the existing 4 standard buses replaced by 5 double-deckers and route 98E will have the existing 7 standard buses replaced by 8 double-deckers. The fleet on Route 33 was upped to 20 standard buses instead of 12 standard buses such that the headway becomes 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes, and similarly Route 32C received 8 standard buses raising its operating fleet to 16 buses and improving the headway from 20 to 10 minutes. One articulated bus is deployed on Route 12X, elevating the operating fleet to 9 articulated buses in order to ensure the timely arrival of buses.

A number of Routes have been abolished on the same date; namely: 6S, the two night routes (N4 and N5) and the Global Village Routes 103, 104 and 105; which have been discontinued as of 21 February with the end of Dubai Shopping Festival events” said Al Ali in a concluding remark.
http://www.rta.ae/wpsv5/wps/portal/!...+Certain+Lines
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:07 AM   #394
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

Filip7370, do you know the make and model of the bus in the third image in Post 367?
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #395
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

Poll suggests 50% plan to use metro system
by Joanna Hartley
Wednesday, 04 March 2009

Using public transport will only become a reality for almost 50 percent of people in the UAE once a metro system is in place, according to an online poll.

The Arabian Business survey asked people to give their views on the emirate’s plans to improve public transport services to unclog overcrowded roads.

Findings showed that just 6 percent of responders regularly use public transport at present, because they see it as an easy and cost-effective way to get around.

However, 26 percent said they would use public transport if the buses were more frequent and less crowded - a sentiment that supports Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority's current initiative to increase bus routes in a bid to encourage people out of their cars.

Meanwhile, a further 48 percent of responders said they would consider using public transport once a metro system was in place – making this September’s launch of the Dubai metro system, and plans to develop a metro in Abu Dhabi, positive moves.

But, a weighty 20 percent of responders revealed that they would never use public transport, no matter how good it got.
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/54870...a-metro-system
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #396
Chusanch
Registered User
 
Chusanch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zaragoza
Posts: 1,532
Likes (Received): 21

Crisis in Dubai, affects delivery of 121 articulated buses from Spanish bodybuilder Hispano (Tata group).

Article from "El Periodico de Aragón" in Spanish.

Can anyone support this information? Are the rest of suppliers (Neoplan, Mercedes, Solaris...) affected to by holding deliveries?
__________________
Siempre tengo algo que comentar... Si quieres leerlo, visita mis bitácoras:
Transporte Urbano de Zaragoza (y otros temas... ) - Español
La línea 32 por el mundo / Route 32 around the world - Español / English
Chusanch no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #397
Filip7370
Modern transit...
 
Filip7370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 5

It's a Mercedes-Benz (EvoBus) O530 II Citaro "Facelift" probably built in Stuttgart because the Turkish factory is focused on building O345C and O345CG Connecto LF.
Wuuu...its a 13,75 meter Citaro wersion wery rare in Europe. Especialy that this is a City wersion.
__________________
Faculty of Transport of Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw Polytechnics).

Last edited by Filip7370; March 8th, 2009 at 08:33 PM.
Filip7370 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #398
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

Thanks, Filip.
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2009, 11:31 PM   #399
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

Yes, that bus is indeed a Mercedes. I have noticed lately that they have removed all the Mercedes 3-pointed-star logos from all the buses, regular or articulated.

I hope is not because the high-end Mercedes cars owners (including the Sheik himself) have complained about the buses cheapening the image of the brand.
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #400
AltinD
The Modecator
 
AltinD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: TIRANA / Dubai / Vienna
Posts: 31,832
Likes (Received): 6077

...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
06/March/2009

Dubai Marina

[IMG]http://i44.************/52xv12.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i44.************/2ymg9hs.jpg[/IMG]
__________________
I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules, Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind.

AltinD no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
dubai

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium