Dubai is set to elevate its transportation infrastructure with the introduction of the Dubai Metro Blue Line.
Announced by Sheikh Mohammed, the ambitious project comes with a staggering price tag of 18 billion dirhams, promising to seamlessly connect bustling urban areas and accommodate the needs of up to a million residents.
Unlike its predecessors, the Blue Line is designed to cover a vast expanse of 30 kilometers, intricately weaving through prominent locales such as Marsa, Dubai Creek, Festival City, International City, Al Rashidiya, Al Warqa, Mirdif, and technological hubs like Silicon Oasis and Academic City.
The visionary project aims to usher in a new era of connectivity, anticipating a daily ridership of 320,000 passengers.
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
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Blue Line is its dynamic composition, featuring 15.5 kilometers of underground marvels and 14.5 kilometers soaring above ground. With a total of 14 stations, seven poised at elevated heights and five nestled beneath the cityscape, the Blue Line is poised to redefine Dubai’s skyline and transportation experience.
In a proactive move, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has already set the wheels in motion, inviting expressions of interest from contractors to contribute to the design and build of this revolutionary metro network. Although in its nascent stages, the project heralds exciting prospects for public transport enthusiasts in Dubai.
Currently, the Green Line stations evoke the charm of Bur Dubai and Deira in the old town, while the Red Line seamlessly connects the historical city and airport to the vibrant hubs of Downtown, Dubai Marina, and the iconic Expo 2020 site in the south-west.
Dubai’s commitment to pioneering infrastructure projects is evident in the unveiling of the Blue Line, a testament to the city’s unwavering dedication to providing a world-class transport network for its residents and visitors alike.
As the metropolis gears up for this transformative journey, the Blue Line Metro Network is poised to become the backbone of Dubai’s futuristic transportation landscape, propelling the city into new realms of connectivity and accessibility.
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