The first Dubai Metro train for the Expo 2020 site arrives in Dubai.
PHOTO BY RTA
DUBAI – The first of 50 new Dubai Metro trains to be used on the Expo 2020 site has arrived at Jebel Ali Port.
The train arrived on a cargo ship in Jebel Ali Port this weekend. It was then transported to the Metro Depot in Rashidiya.
The train will be used to start test-runs on the Red Line, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
“It will start with the static tests of all operating systems of the train. Next, we will carry out dynamic tests, which involve testing the performance of systems while in motion, such as motors, brakes and control systems,” said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA’s board of executive directors.
The new trains are made in Poland and have been redesigned with increased passenger capacity of 669, up from 643 seats.
The trains also have a carriage for gold class seat holders and a section for women, children and people of determination (special needs).
“The exterior design of the trains will remain unchanged to maintain the design identity of Dubai metro and its familiar colours to the public,” Al Tayer said.
Route 2020 will have 15 trains servicing a 15-km extension of the Red Line, connecting Nakheel Harbour and Tower station with the Expo 2020 site.
The remaining 35 trains will be used in stations across Dubai, according to the Roads and Transport Authority. When the final train shipment is completed in October next year, it will bring the number of trains in Dubai to nearly 700. GAD/Expat Media
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