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Dubai Metro 2020

The Project, carried out by the Expolink construction consortium (Alstom, ACCIONA and Gulemark), consists of a 15km-long line, of which 11.8km is above ground and 3.2km underground, and an interchange on the Red Line at Nakheel Harbour and Tower. The extension of the metro will have seven stations including the Nakheel Harbour interchange and the flagship metro station at the Expo exhibition site. It is a project of great technical complexity, including 3.2km of tunnel drilled by a tunnel boring machine, a 1.2km open section and nearly 11.8km of elevated track.

Out of respect for the environment, the train is equipped with a full electric braking system, LED lighting and other innovations to reduce energy consumption.

General information

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contract
Design and Construction
Infrastructure
Two twin tunnels, each measuring 19.5 km long, with an internal diameter of 8.8 m, dug into the rock using four double shield tunnelling machinesDesign and construction of 14.5km of track, depots at Jebel Ali, service and traffic exits, shuttles between Nakheel and Jebel Ali, and a 3.5km tunnel which will include 7 stations: elevated interchange at Nakheel Harbou, 3 elevated stations, 2 underground stations, and an iconic station for the Expo

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