Abu Dhabi metro will be 131 km. It will provide optimal connectivity between Abu Dhabi island and its suburbs and the communities of Saadiyat island, Yas island and Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport, under its initiative, the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP), is studying implementing metro system in Abu Dhabi city. The study will accordingly be phased out on three different stages as follows:
- Feasibility study
- Preliminary design
- Final Contract Documentation and Tender Award.
Study of Abu Dhabi metro will include:
- Determining parameters of the metro line covering its alignment, track rail systems and station locations
- selecting optimal project urban insertion
- providing capital, operation and maintenance cost estimates of the metro line
- preparing the project implementation schedule
- revising alternative options for design, construction, procurement and operations
- specifying optimal functional/output characteristics of the project to maximise its patronage and financial viability.
Source: the official website of Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi
The Dubai metro is the world's longest driver-less and fully automated metro rail network with a length of 74.6 km. It runs along red and green lines. It stops at 49 stations of which 9 are underground. Every station has bus connections, taxi stops, bicycle stands, in addition to electric escalators and lifts.
All stations and trains are provided with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connectivity. One compartment is reserved for women and children and one for Gold class ticket holders.
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Source: Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai
Updated on 16 Nov 2019