Dubai Metro Red Line stations upgrade work 40% complete

The scope of works include the construction of an additional Western entrance at Dubai Internet City station and more

  
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurates the Route 2020 Project, which extends existing metro rail lines in preparation for Expo2020 Dubai scheduled to begin next year. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurates the Route 2020 Project, which extends existing metro rail lines in preparation for Expo2020 Dubai scheduled to begin next year. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said steady progress was being made on the Dubai Metro Red Line upgradation project work with the Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties, and UAE Exchange stations nearing 40 per cent completion.
 
The scope of works include the construction of an additional Western entrance at Dubai Internet City station and improving the link between Damac Properties station and Dubai Marina Tram station to cope with the growing number of passengers, especially during the morning and evening peak hours.
 
An additional Eastern entrance will be built at UAE Exchange station to ease the arrival of passengers at the station, said the statement from RTA.
 
Civil works will also be made at the Eastern and Western sides of the station’s entrances to improve the integration of transit means and the accessibility of metro stations. The work also includes the construction of pedestrian crossings, shaded rest areas, landscaping and signage, it added.
 
"The improvement of stations along with the surrounding infrastructure aims to bring happiness to commuters and enhance the experience of pedestrians and cyclists, besides providing safe and smooth mobility for people of determination," remarked Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, the Director-General and Chairman of the Board of RTA Executive Directors.
 
"This project is part of a master plan to improve the infrastructure of 40 metro and marine transport stations by 2025. The plan calls for improving the link between the stations and the surrounding urban and tourist destinations in a radius of 500 metres," stated Al Tayer.
 
"It also ensures safe and smooth accessibility of those areas to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers," he noted.
 
"The selection of those stations was based on several criteria such as the number of passengers, number of people of determination users, population density, geographical distribution in the surrounding areas, and the number of mobility journeys between transit means," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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