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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:44 AM   #61
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For a city like dubai, hellbent on showing up the rest of the world, wouldent you think they could come up with somehting cooler than a light rail system. I would think a monorail or a rolls ryoce tracked thingy.

Who knows. Maybe the rails will be gold and platinum plated. The rest of this city is gaudy like that.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:27 PM   #62
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That's a really funny one! Let's call it camel rail transit for Dubai!
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Old August 24th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #63
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That picture's of Museum station in Sydney (though the name has been changed to Central) -it was an advertising campaign trying to get people to visit the Northern Territory.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #64
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This project looks really nice. But with so long lines and many stations, will there be express services skipping smaller stations?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #65
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Is the tram line going to be connected with metro, because it doesn't on the map.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #66
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Hmmm, I would've thought Dubai'd be scoring itself mass as opposed to light transit . . .
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #67
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The Palm Deira Re-Design

Oh man, I really love the Palm Deira re-design. It has a more practical road network allowing for a smoother traffic-flow. Furthermore, it looks so much morer aesthetic from the air.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #68
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Malec,

On your revised map detailing the tram, I think you could run a third adjunct from Al Sufouh Rd. to the Metro Marina station as this one is also mentioned as being linked with the tram. I say you run the adjunct along the road that passes Le Reve and MAG 218 formerly known as the Marina Ring Rd., or you could have it run past Al Seef and 23 Marina and then cutting somewhere through Interchange 5--although I think this would run into some of the new towers to come up along the interchange.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:36 PM   #69
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Any update!..
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #70
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i have thought that dubai would prefer luxury typer of transport, like cars and wide roads with small congestion... obviously planning isn't what it should be or?

btw, anyone got map of buses for dubai, i'd love to see it if there is one ofcourse...
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Old December 19th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #71
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Foreign firms vie for Dubai tram deal - report

DUBAI, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Companies from France to Japan are vying for a 2 billion dirham ($545 million) contract to build a tram system in Dubai to ease traffic congestion, the London-based Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) reported.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in June it would spend at least 75 billion dirhams over the next five years building roads, bridges and a metro system to keep pace with the population, which the government says will double by 2015.

France's Alstom , Italy's Ansaldo , Japan's Marubeni Corp , Australia's Leighton Holdings Ltd and Germany's Siemens are part of three groups bidding for the design-and-build contract, MEED reported in its latest issue.

The first phase of the system will pass one of Dubai's palm-shaped islands and Mall of the Emirates, which has the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, MEED said. The first lines start operating with the Dubai Metro system in September 2009.

The population of the Gulf's tourism and trade hub has almost doubled over the past decade and may double again to more than 2 million by 2015, according to figures from the RTA. ($1=3.672 dirham)
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Old December 26th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #72
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Purple Line Stations

Does anyone have information on the stations on the Purple Line? Is the Jumeirah Village development in the list?
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Old January 4th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #73
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too bad people here in chicago cannot DEMAND an improved CTA rail line and get out of their cars and stop paying crazy prices for oil! Our rail system is over 100 years old and is crumbling and not adequate for a 21st century city...

If we are the #4 Global City why is our rail system so horrible!?? Because people obviously cannot get out of their cars! We need to get rid of all the hideous parking lots downtown and build higher density so we FORCE more people out of cars and into public transit.... as long as people can easily pay for parking they will continue to drive their cars.....

of course our state and national governments will not subsidize the city's transit system...we have to do that ourselves... seems our only hope is to get the 2016 Olympics.... very sad indeed...

Dubai...I'm very envious that you can start from scratch... but it's relatively easy with full government support and absolutely no opposition from the local population...obviously much of the system is running thru empy areas that are still being developed....

For Chicago to build new lines and expand...we'd have to run through existing dense neighborhoods ...which would be bogged down for years in legal battles and neighborhood opposition groups.... the whole process for approval would take years

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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #74
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Nothing new here except that nearly 50% of the Red Line and 20% of the Green has been constructed. Good progress!

Dubai Metro construction still on track for next year Staff Report, GulfNews Published: January 08, 2008, 21:33

Dubai: Some 47 per cent of the construction work on the Red Line of Dubai Metro has been completed and it will be operating on schedule by September 2009, said a senior official. "We have also finished 20 per cent of the construction work on the Green Line while a 1,600 metre-long tunnel under Dubai Creek to connect Union Square Station to BurJuman Centre has also been completed," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

One million capacity
During a briefing with Saeed Al Nuwais, UAE's Ambassador to Japan and senior officials, the RTA chief said that once completed, the two lines of Dubai Metro would be used by around 600,000 passengers per day. He said the maximum capacity of the two lines will be around 1.2 million passengers per day. "Dubai Metro, which is a driverless and automatic rail system, provides safe and reliable service. Trains will shuttle every 90 seconds. Protective doors will be provided at stations to protect users and provide effective air-conditioning to all areas of stations, whether these stations are underground or elevated" said Al Tayer.

Red and green lines
He explained that the first stage of Dubai Metro Project comprises two main lines. The Red Line, which starts from Al Rashidiya, passes through Union Square and across Shaikh Zayed Road to Jebel Ali. The Green Line starts from Al Nahdah Road in Al Qusais and runs through Union Square, then heads to Al Ras at Al Shindaga Station, and from there to Dubai Healthcare City.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #75
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Very good news. I agree with Momo1435, such futiristic city must have not less futuristic mass transit system.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #76
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Just went through this and I did not realise so many diffrent transport systems where being built for Dubai. Well you do need it.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #77
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Dubai Metro

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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #78
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Some more pictures

http://www.khuramimtiaz.net/2008/01/17/dubai-metro/
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #79
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That's a really funny one! Let's call it camel rail transit for Dubai!

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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #80
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Wow the stations are huge, they look like airports!
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