DUBAI 4 April 2019: Work on Route 2020 for extension of Dubai Metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Dubai World Expo 2020 has reached 70 per cent completion rate.
French firm Alstom will supply 50 trains; 15 for serving Expo 2020 and 35 for upgrading the level of service of Dubai Metro.
All rail works of Route 2020 project are expected to be completed by May 2019, and the trial run of the metro on the extended line is to commence in February 2020.
The Alstom-led consortium ExpoLink, also composed of Acciona and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of the Red metro line and upgrade the system of the existing line.
RTA to open 9 new bus routes
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is launching 9 new bus routes and improving others as of 7th April, 2019.
It will also improve the integration with the metro service as well as the link with Al Ain city.
The first of the 9 new bus routes is Route 20 from Al Warsan 3 to Al Nahda via Airport Terminal 2, connecting Rashidiya Metro Bus Station and International City with a frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours.
The second is Route E201 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Al Ain Bus station with a frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours.
The third is Route J02 connecting International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) with Arabian Ranches via Dubai Studio City with a frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours.
The fourth is Route 310 from Rashidiya Metro and Bus Station to the International City with a frequency of 8 minutes during peak hours.
The fifth is Route 320 from Rashidiya Metro and Bus Station to Silicon Oasis/Academic City with a frequency of 8 minutes during peak hours.
The sixth and seventh routes are metro feeder service, namely: Route F34 from Dubai Internet City Metro Station to Dubai Production City via IMPZ with a frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours, and Route F37 linking Mall of the Emirates Metro Station with Dubai Sports City with a frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours.
The eighth Route is (E315) and runs from Etisalat Metro Station to Muwaileh Bus Station in Sharjah, while the ninth Route is (E316) and runs from Rashidiya Metro Station to the University of Sharjah (Airport Road Interchange).
From 7th April, RTA will introduce some changes to bus routes.