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Old September 8th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #601
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Are there only elevated sections that are opening on Sept 10?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #602
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When is the grand opening of this Metro? I just can't wait for it. It looks like this will become the best looking Metro ever made. Good looking trains, fancy looking metro stations and good looking views. Imagine looking at those supertalls inside the metro train especially Burj Dubai. That will be awesome!
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:02 AM   #603
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does anyone know what the operating speed is of the metro trains?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #604
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Are there only elevated sections that are opening on Sept 10?
No. Four of the ten stations are underground.


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When is the grand opening of this Metro?
The Grand Opening event will be around 21:00 on 9 September at the Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station. It is only open to selected people who were given the "Golden Ticket."

10 September is the first day the Dubai Metro will be open to the public.


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does anyone know what the operating speed is of the metro trains?
Since the entire Red Line is 52.1 kilometres long and it is expected to take 1 hour 12 minutes to get from one end to the other, the average speed (including stops) is 43.4 kilometres per hour (29 miles per hour).
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Old September 9th, 2009, 05:54 AM   #605
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The opening of the metro will greatly increase the mobility of the poor in Dubai. The intense heat makes getting around without a car very hard- walking and cycling are not options. The poor cannot afford cars so the metro is very important for them.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #606
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Old September 9th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #607
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Are there only elevated sections that are opening on Sept 10?
Both 2 lines have both underground and elevated tracks, and one of them (The Red Line) will open tonight in it's entire length. The other line that will open next June also has the underground part of track almost, if not fully complete.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:03 AM   #608
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THE METRO IS READY TO GO!

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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #609
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Can anyone please post the exact length of metro line 1 from RASHIDIYA to NAKHEEL HARBOUR & TOWERS?

I think it is only 39,708 km

Thank you very much
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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #610
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That sounds about right.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #611
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The 'brain unit' behind driverless Metro trains


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An official monitors the train's progress on the track.

By Asfhaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Published: September 09, 2009, 23:49

Dubai: At least 10 operators will remain on their toes all the time to ensure the Dubai Metro trains run smoothly, Gulf News has learnt.

"The Operations Control Room [OCC], equipped with high-tech equipment, is the 'brain unit' behind overall operations of the Metro running trains to monitor the tracks," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.

The earthquake code has also been followed during the construction, to protect the tracks and stations.

The main OCC has been built in Al Rashidiya Metro depot and there is a smaller OCC in the Jebel Ali Station depot.

Explaining the safety of the longest driverless metro system in the world, Al Tayer said the control rooms will have big screens to monitor the train movement.

The trains are run by computers at the OCC. The OCC will be responsible for the Metro system.

The train operation is protected by the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system, which is a tested and proven technology used around the world. If any train breaks down on the track, all trains behind it stop automatically.

"The ATP tells about the movement of the train and other trains around. If there is any problem, it will immediately stop the train automatically.

"Through the system, the operators would know in the control room about the location of all the trains," said Al Tayer.

Also, if there is any problem in the train and it cannot be operated from the OCC, the staff member on board the train will drive it manually to the nearest station. There will be at least one staff member on every train to help passengers and ensure safety.

There is plan in place to monitor every inch of the Metro lines, trains and stations. There are cameras in and around the trains, at the stations and in the tunnels.

There is a heat deduction and fire alarm system as well.

Chances of derailment are very remote. Before the start of the commercial operation, the operator will run an empty train, called "the sweeping train", on the tracks every morning to ensure the line is totally safe.

The OCC will also be responsible for incidents and event management coordination, emergency coordination, evacuation strategies, issue of instructions, service regulations and information, fault reporting and analysis, performance reporting, coordinating possessions and control of the traction power supply.

The signalling system being used for the Metro has previously been used in Hong Kong and Vancouver, and has proven in the last decades to be one of the most advanced and reliable systems in the world.

The passenger train system is supplied by Kinki Sharyo, a Japanese manufacturer that supplied the Hong Kong Metro. These trains are deemed to be the most reliable and efficient.

"Safety of passengers and the system is the top priority of the RTA," Al Tayer said.

The construction material used for the stations and trains is fire resistant, with zero halogen and no toxins. It is also scratch proof.

The Office of Rail Regulation in the United Kingdom has been assigned to provide support to the RTA.


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Winners of the RTA 'Gold Ticket' competition had the privilege of riding in the first Metro train from Nakheel Harbour and Tower to Mall of the Emirates station.



http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10347759.html
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UAE Vice President boards first Metro train that left Mall of the Emirates Station

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Last updated: September 09, 2009, 21:24

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, boarded the first train that left Mall of the Emirates Station on Wednesday.

Shaikh Mohammad punched in the first ticket exactly at 9pm, 9 minutes and 9 seconds.

Shaikh Mohammad introduced Blue Nol cards. The Blue cards are personalised with his picture.

At the opening of the Financial Centre station a commemorative coin will be launched; at Khalid Bin Waleed station poetry will be recited; at Union Square the ‘passage to the future’ will be launched; at Terminal 3 a mosaic portrait will be launched; and at Rashidiya station a lego sculpture will be installed.

Earlier, Shaikh Mohammad accompanied by officials and members of the press arrived at the Mall of the Emirates Metro station on Wednesday night, for the official launch of the Dubai Metro.

Members of the public will be able to use the Metro from Thursday 10 September, on the official opening hours between 6am and 11pm.

The Dubai Metro project represents a glorious culmination of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

"As a crucial component of the emirate's infrastructure, the Metro will significantly contribute to Dubai's future economic growth through providing seamless links to its economic nerve-centers such as the Dubai International Airport, the Dubai World Trade Centre, DIFC, Burj Dubai, and further beyond to the free zone clusters of TECOM Investments and Jebel Ali," he said.

"On the lifestyle front, the Dubai Metro has given us the opportunity to better experience this amazing city. I sincerely commend the hard work that has gone into this project and made every resident proud for being a part of this city that sets no boundaries for itself," said Sulaiman.


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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, with officials after the inaugural Dubai Metro train arrived at Al Rashidiya Station on Wednesday.



Francois Nel/Gulf News
Fireworks light up the sky near Mall of the Emirates to celebrate the momentous occasion.



Francois Nel/Gulf News
The Dubai Metro's maiden journey took place at 9.09pm, on 09/09/09.


http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10347699.html
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A Dubai Metro train at the Karama station during a trial run.

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A view of the Nakheel Harbour station.

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Nakheel Harbor Station being readied for its grand opening.

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Floral decorations at a Dubai Metro station.

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A view of the Mall of the Emirates station.

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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #612
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The Dubai Metro train leaves Mall of the Emirates station on its maiden journey.

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Shaikh Mohammad bought the first ticket on the Dubai Metro, after which the first train left Mall of the Emirates station.

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Dubai became the first Gulf state to have a metro and joined the league of megacities around the world that have similar transport systems.

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The Metro is part of Shaikh Mohammad’s vision to develop an integrated transport system including the Metro, bus network, marine transport and an advanced road infrastructure.

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I congratulate Shaikh Khalifa and the people of the UAE on this huge achievement. This is an achievement for all Arabs, Shaikh Mohammad said.

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I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this great job, Shaikh Mohammad said.

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The inside of the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station.

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The Dubai Metro project represents a glorious culmination of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10347699.html
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #613
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #614
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Xposting pics by Imre

All inaugural pics are from here!

Fantastic work by IMRE!!!


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10/September/2009

Dubai Metro

My ride was from 6:00 to 9:00 with the first one from the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station and took 216 pics
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Rashidiya
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Burj Dubai from the Dubai Metro, with the first train from the Nakheel Harbour and Tower station at 6:00 am
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