Dubai Metro Blue Line
The extension of Dubai Metro called Blue Line has been approved. On Friday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared a significant announcement.
In 2006, Dubai started talking about adding a Blue Line to the Metro, along with expanding the Red and Green lines. Plans changed due to the global economic slowdown, but now, like the revived Palm Jebel Ali project, the Blue Line seems to be back in consideration.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
H.H Sheikh Mohammed announced that the 30-kilometer track will be constructed with an estimated cost of Dh18 billion. The total length of the track will be 30 kilometers, comprising 15.5 kilometers underground and 14.5 kilometers above ground. This extensive network will serve an area inhabited by up to one million people.
اعتمدنا بحمدالله أكبر مشروع جديد في قطاع النقل العام في دبي .. "مسار الخط الأزرق لمترو دبي " .. بطول 30 كم نصفه تحت الأرض بأعماق تصل ل70 متر .. وبتكلفة 18 مليار درهم .. ويغطي مناطق يصل سكانها مليون نسمة .. مثل مرسى خور دبي، وفيستيفال سيتي والمدينة العالمية والراشدية والورقاء… pic.twitter.com/ykKRZdjKvC— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 24, 2023
The Metro extension, with half of its length underground, will cater to various communities, including Mirdif, International City, Dubai Creek, Al Warqa, Silicon Oasis, and more.
The Blue Line will have 14 stations, including seven elevated ones (one being iconic), five underground stations (including an interchange station), and two elevated transfer stations connecting to the existing Centrepoint station in Rashidiya and Creek station in Al Jaddaf.
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