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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #501
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Old April 29th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #502
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The distance between stops appears to be shorter than the distance across that entire hole. (14 lanes, two tracks, and then what appears to be 4 lanes in that side road)
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Old April 29th, 2009, 02:04 AM   #503
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its unbelieveble what the sheikh has done for your country!
from a village where people where diving for pearls into a super modern city!
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Old April 29th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #504
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The distance between stops appears to be shorter than the distance across that entire hole. (14 lanes, two tracks, and then what appears to be 4 lanes in that side road)
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Ok, checked it today by measuring the distances between the pedestrian bridges:

Trade Center - Emirates Towers: 1,100 meters
Emirates Towers - Financial Center: 800 meters
Finacial Center - Burj Dubai: 1,200 meters

Of course depending from where do you measure (midle, begining, end of station) the results will vary.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #505
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I must say I am truly impressed by the speed at which this system was built! This thread started nearly 3 years ago and here you have a functioning system already. I can't help but say there is a underlying jealousy on my part because building projects like these in the US takes forever due to government red tape, Environmental Impact studies, the public has to be consulted on routes, waiting for the Federal government to approve funds, etc.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #506
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I must say I am truly impressed by the speed at which this system was built! This thread started nearly 3 years ago and here you have a functioning system already. I can't help but say there is a underlying jealousy on my part because building projects like these in the US takes forever due to government red tape, Environmental Impact studies, the public has to be consulted on routes, waiting for the Federal government to approve funds, etc.
Congratulations Dubai!
Environmental Impact studies make sense. Its just that their value can be seen only in the long term. While they make projects definitely slower they are also securing some basic sustainable qualities. On the other side do I think that the main problem in the US are not those studies but simply the fact that the government is not ready to invest sums into the PT system that would be apropriate for the richest and most powerful country in the world.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #507
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Does the system have crossovers?
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Old April 29th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #508
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Sewage

Do you mean to say that the entire city's water supply comes from processed sewage?
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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #509
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Do you mean to say that the entire city's water supply comes from processed sewage?
no, just the water that goes to make the desert green
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #510
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This section of the metro looks amazing, especially when passing through such a dense area. Although the expressway is a necessity, it would be a lot better if it were concealed from view, or buried for that matter.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #511
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This section of the metro looks amazing, especially when passing through such a dense area. Although the expressway is a necessity, it would be a lot better if it were concealed from view, or buried for that matter.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #512
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It does look like a chore to travel to the metro system if you are on the wrong side of the road the metro is on, even with travellators and airconditioning. There are like 10 lanes. After all, a car is just an elevator ride away to the basement.

Then again, bad congestion could really push people to ride it.
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It does look like a chore to travel to the metro system if you are on the wrong side of the road the metro is on, even with travellators and airconditioning. There are like 10 lanes. After all, a car is just an elevator ride away to the basement.

Then again, bad congestion could really push people to ride it.
I don't think being on the "wrong side" of the highway makes much of a difference. Each station has an airconditioned crossing which gets you onto the other side pretty straight forward. If you mind walking under these circumstances across the street you really should be worried about your laziness.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #514
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I don't think being on the "wrong side" of the highway makes much of a difference. Each station has an airconditioned crossing which gets you onto the other side pretty straight forward. If you mind walking under these circumstances across the street you really should be worried about your laziness.
I ask because it is a relatively long walk (not for me but for car users accustomed to the convenience of the car) for them.

Are the airconditioned linkways connected to the buildings because I see them ending on the sidewalk, then again it perhaps hasn't been completed yet.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #515
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No, the linkways are not connected to buildings, either overground or underground (on the underground section of the system).

So far from what I have seen, only a Shopping Center (the one with the indoor Ski slope on it) has a linkway that connects all the way to the Metro Station.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #516
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Does the system have crossovers?
Do you mean where different lines cross path? Yes, the Red and Green Lines cross at 2 points in the Burjuman and Union Stations, both on their underground sections. The funny thing is that because of city's geography, these two stations in the Red Line are in a row (one after another).

Both lines emerge overground after the Burjuman Station heading SW and SE respectively.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #517
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This section of the metro looks amazing, especially when passing through such a dense area. Although the expressway is a necessity, it would be a lot better if it were concealed from view, or buried for that matter.
That's not really a dense area. Dense is the older part of town where the Metro runs underground.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #518
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esta muy bueno el metro de Dubai,,, vacanas las fotos igual
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Red Line track emerging from the underground section after the Burjuman Station:

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