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An artist's impression of the Dubai Metro Blue Line.

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Dubai Metro Blue Line to open in 2029, Sheikh Mohammed announces

The Dubai Metro Blue Line will open in 2029 and will be the first line to have a train crossing over the Dubai Creek, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Friday (November 24).

Sheikh Mohammed said the Blue Line will cost Dh18 billion to complete and will help will transport 320,000 passengers a day.

The Dubai Metro Blue Line will span 30km and feature 14 stations. It will be the first Dubai Metro line with a train crossing over the waters of the Dubai Creek. Half of the new transport route will be below ground, at depths of up to 70m.

Sheikh Mohammed said the Blue Line will service Marsa, Dubai Creek, Festival City, International City, Al Rashidiya, Al Warqa, Mirdif, and urban areas such as Silicon Oasis, Academic City, and others.

Currently, companies have been asked by the Roads and Transport Authority to send their bids to construct the project, which will be awarded by 2024. By 2025, tunnel drilling is expected to start, while the trial operation of the Blue Line will begin in 2028. It will be officially operational by 2029.

Once the Blue Line is completed, Dubai will have a total of 131km of Dubai Metro track, 78 stations and 168 trains. ICA/Expat Media


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