With the official launch date for the Dubai Expo 2020 just a few months away, the government has been stepping on the gas to complete its complementary projects and services to be offered for this momentous event.
One of the projects that the government has developed in time for the upcoming international expo to be held in Dubai next year is the extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro to the 2020 Expo site.
[Video] This is What Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 Looks Like
In an announcement by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the grand Metro Route 2020, which extends to the Dubai 2020 Expo site, is already at 70 percent, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
The extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line will run 15 km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station (11.8 km elevated track, and 3.2 km underground track).
According to Al Tayer, the rail track work is 80% completed, while the station works of the Route 2020 Project are between 50-60% finished.
The details of the project’s progress were revealed during an inspection tour to a number of stations including Expo, Al Furjan and Nakheel Harbour and Tower Stations.
Upon evaluation of the progress of the Expo station, which is one of the project’s key components in line with the international event, Al Tayer noted that over 90 percent of the metal structures of the station have been installed.
The Expo station, which will serve as the main link to the Expo site, has a maximum capacity of 522,000 passengers per day in both directions, with an estimated 29,000 passengers per hour per direction.
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