Dubai Metro expansion mock-up revealed ahead of Expo 2020
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Alstom presented a mock-up of the Dubai Metro trains for the Route 2020 project to an RTA delegation headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, director general & chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA.
The full-scale mock-up was unveiled in Coignères in Paris as the delegation inspected the design prior to its approval for production to begin.
They are the result of the joint development between RTA architectural experts and Alstom one of the members of the ExpoLink Consortium.
The Alstom-led consortium ExpoLink, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the system of the existing line.
The total value of the Route 2020 project is AED11-billion, of which Alstom’s share represents half and the civil works, led by ACCIONA including Gulermark represent the other half.
The extended line will connect Dubai to the Expo 2020 site and is expected to start commercial service in 2020 ahead of the World Expo.
Alstom will integrate the whole metro system including 50 Metro trainsets, power supply, communication, automatic fare control, track works, and platform screen doors. The contract also includes a three-year warranty on the whole system.
Additionally, Alstom will enhance the existing metro line by upgrading power supply, signalling systems, miscellaneous communication and track works.
The Dubai Metro trainsets are 88 meters long and composed of five cars per trainset. They will be able to carry up to 700 passengers each.