Dubai Metro has an ‘excellent’ score

Staff Reporter
Filed on May 27, 2012
Dubai Metro has an ‘excellent’ score

The Dubai Metro has a fault rate of only one fault every four million kilometres, announced Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

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He said that one fault is registered in one Metro car every 800,000 kilometers. Such a rate is considered as excellent when measured by the standards of modern trains’ faults worldwide.

He made the statement during a tour of the Control Centre and Trains Maintenance and Cleaning Workshop at the Jebel Ali Depot. He was accompanied by the CEO of Rail Agency Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Rail Planning and Development Abdul Rida Abu Al Hasan, Director of Rail Operation Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Rail Operation Ali Abdul Qadir, and a number of engineers.

Al Tayer was briefed by Adnan Al Hammadi about the work mechanism adopted in Jebel Ali Metro Depot, which spans an area of 110,000 square metres, and acts as a standby control centre for operating the Metro in case of any failure in the Control Centre at Al Rashidiya. Operation tests are carried out regularly for all the facilities of Jebel Ali Metro Depot to measure their operational readiness.

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Mattar Al Tayer and RTA officials touring the Metro Control Centre at the Jebel Ali Depot. —Wam

Al Hammadi explained that the depot has a capacity to house 40 trains and the workshop carries out internal cleaning of 20 trains and body washing of eight trains per day.

The control centre monitors trains’ movement, provides passengers’ information systems, manages trains’ entry into railway, controls the operation and stopping of trains, monitors the environmental control, and watches the power supply feed for trains and stations.

It also supervises the safety systems such as firefighting, ventilation of tunnels and stations, and train air-conditioning. It also verifies the safety of the doors, brakes and engines of each train individually.

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