Ім'я: Dubai Metro
Місцезнаходження: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Інвестор: Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai)
Виконавець / Проектант: Al Ghurair Investment Group
Dubai Metro (Arabic مترو دبي) is a driverless, fully automated metro rail network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with three further lines planned. These first two lines run underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts elsewhere. All trains and stations are air conditioned with platform edge doors to make this possible. Architecture firm Aedas designed the metro's 45 stations, two depots and operational control centres. The Al Ghurair Investment group were the metro's builders.
The first section of the Red Line, covering 10 stations, was ceremonially inaugurated on 9 September 2009, by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula and either the second in the Arab World (after the Cairo Metro) or the third. A major expansion of the Red Line to add 15 kilometres of track and extend it from Ibn Battuta to the Expo 2020 site was announced in April 2015. Until 2016, The Dubai Metro was the world's longest fully automated driverless metro network with a route length of 75 kilometres (47 mi), which was recognised by the Guinness World Records in 2012.
Planning of the Dubai Metro began under the directive of Dubai's ruler who expected other projects to attract 15 million visitors to Dubai by 2010. The combination of a rapidly growing population (expected to reach 3 million by 2017) and severe traffic congestion necessitated the building of an urban rail system to provide additional public transportation capacity, relieve motor traffic, and provide infrastructure for additional development.
In May 2005, a AED 12.45 billion/US$3.4 billion design and build contract was awarded to the Dubai Rail Link (DURL) consortium made up of Japanese companies including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Obayashi Corporation, Kajima Corporation and Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi and the Project Management ('The Engineer') and Construction Management services contract awarded to a French-American joint venture between Systra and Parsons Corporation.
The first phase covers 35 kilometres (22 mi) of the proposed network, including the Red Line set for completion by September 2009. Green Line was to be completed by June 2010.
Rawlplug spin-in capsules R-CAS-V-16 approved by Systra for Shanghai Issey were installed to the substrate of cladding applications on all stations (Red, Green). Their installation was preceded by a series of tests confirming the highest quality of Rawlplug fixings.
The construction cost of the Dubai Metro project has shot up by about 80 per cent from the original AED 15.5 billion/ US$4.2 billion to AED 28 billion/ US$7.8 billion.