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DUBAI METRO SYSTEM TO BE BUILT BY Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

A much-needed rail system for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is to be built by a Japanese-led consortium in a 12.45bn dirhams ($3.4bn; £1.86bn) deal.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will lead the contract to build the hi-tech system in the Gulf emirate.

The project, to build a 69.7km (43.5-mile) link, should be completed within five years, Dubai municipality director general Qassem Sultan said.

There is increasing road congestion in the rapidly expanding district.

Two lines

The winning consortium - named Dubai Rapid Link - beat competition from France's Alstom, Canada's Bombardier and Siemens of Germany.

The deal was announced at a ceremony in Dubai on Sunday, with work due to start in July.

The metro rail system will have two lines covering major locations across Dubai, and will feature underground and raised points.

The first part of the project will be a 52.1km (32.5 miles) line between Rashidiya and the industrial zone of Jebel Ali.

Phase two will be 17.6km (10.94 miles) line from the airport through the city centre on both sides of Dubai Creek.

Future growth

As well as the train link, the winning group, which includes Japan's Obayashi Corporation and Kajima Corporation and Turkey's Yapi Merkesi, also secured a 1.88bn dirham deal to maintain the rail system over 15 years.

Gridlocked traffic is a feature of daily life in Dubai, which has grown hugely over the last three decades, and is in the middle of a massive construction boom.

New office blocks, hotels and apartment complexes are springing up along a 30 kilometres stretch of the Gulf coast.

The city is home to some of the most ambitious buildings in the world. The tallest tower block is being built there and it is home to the world's first seven-star hotel.

There is also work to build a ski-slope in the middle of the desert state.
 

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With the traffic jams they have over there this is definitely one of the projects that are really necessary
 

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malec said:
With the traffic jams they have over there this is definitely one of the projects that are really necessary
R U joking?

They are crazy in Dubai...
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Any Photograph showing whats the train will looks like?
 

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This looks like its going to be very impressive, like most things that are being built in Dubai right now.
 

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Think it’s time to make a thread dedicated to (very needed) public transport in Dubai since the lightrail system is well under construction now. There are a few different things being done but anyway, might aswell start with what’s probably the most important megaproject in this city, the dubai metro.


At the moment there are 2 lines being built (the one on the map below) and aswell there’s another under study that’ll link the current airport and the future one and will also link all new projects going up there. Here’s the map:




Some pics of the trains (don’t know if they’re going to look exactly like this)






Bur Juman Station:








Trade Centre Station:




Union Square:




Some concept designs:








And another station :D




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Aswell as the main metro lines there are some more, smaller systems being built as part of megaprojects. An example is the palm jumeirah with a monorail running from the top down to a station where the red line goes.




Other projects like al bawadi, airport city, and business bay have such proposed lines. Since the other palms are bigger than palm jumeirah I’d assume something similar will be done on those aswell.


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Air conditioned bus stops are being built in order to encourage more people to use buses in a place where temperatures can top 50 degrees.






news said:
H.E Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) today, launched the prototype of the world’s first air-conditioned bus shelter in Dubai.

The futuristically-designed, crescent shaped shelters will have a contemporary metallic finish and sliding doors. Over a period of 18 months, more than 500 such bus shelters will be built all across Dubai. The ultramodern bus shelters will have a range of facilities such as ATMs and vending machines for newspapers, snacks and soft drinks. Further, garbage will be collected in three recycling units outside the shelters for paper, glass and metal.

Speaking at the occasion, H.E Mattar Al Tayer said, “The launch of this prototype is a sign of things to come, as RTA continues its commitment to transform Dubai’s public transport infrastructure. We want to make sure that an increasing number of Dubai’s residents are using the public transport system, which will in turn ease the flow of traffic on our roads. The provision of high quality air-conditioned bus shelters will not only go a long way in achieving this objective, it will also complement Dubai’s rapid pace of development and progress.”

The AED 17.5 million per annum contract for constructing the bus shelters has been awarded to Right Angle Media on the Build-Operate-and Transfer (BOT) basis for ten years. Right Angle Media will be investing in the project for the construction and maintenance of the shelters, for which RTA will make an annual payment of AED 17.5 million. The total construction cost will amount to 35.75 million, while the maintenance costs will be AED 3.5 million per annum.

Abdul Aziz Malik, Director of Public Transport said, "The air-conditioned bus shelters have been designed keeping the comfort and requirements of commuters in mind. Waiting for buses in the scorching heat can be hard and tiring for the people, and these modern bus shelters with an array of amenities will prove extremely beneficial to the large number of commuters. We will be making an investment of over AED 210 million over the coming decade in this project, and we hope to see more and more people to travel by bus.

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Lots more stuff including water taxis, bridges, roads, etc coming over the next few years. A nice article about all this here:

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/03/04/10022861.html
 

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Some more details on the metro from here

http://vgn.dm.gov.ae/DMEGOV/dm-mp-metro



An Integrated Public Transit Network

The Metro network will be fully integrated within the overall Public Transit network operated by the Dubai Municipality Public Transport Department. Bus routes and stops will be organised around the backbone provided by the rail system, extending its reach into all communities in Dubai. Taxi stations and Park & Ride facilities will be included in key Metro stations to further enhance the central role of the Metro System.

Fare policies and collection systems will be common to the bus and rail networks, allowing seamless travel across the Dubai Public Transit network. Fare levels will be kept accessible to all users. The use of the recently introduced 'e-go' smart card will be generalised.

The Dubai Metro will be the most advanced urban rail system and its perfect and well-planned integration in the city will contribute to the unique image of the Emirate in the world. It constitutes a major step forward its future development. The Dubai Public Transit network will become the backbone for the touristic, financial and economic growth.


http://vgn.dm.gov.ae/DMEGOV/dm-metro-network

In total, the Metro System will include 55 stations, 18 km of tunnels, 51 km of viaduct, one major train depot and maintenance facilities site and several auxiliary stabling facilities. The total fleet size will be slightly in excess of 100 trains.
 

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i have always wondered if the dubai city transport would keep up with the development
 
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