Green Line on track for 2010 completion

DUBAI — The Green Line, known as the second phase of the Dubai Metro project, is making substantial progress.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 4 Mar 2007, 8:37 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:52 AM

With six underground stations and 12 elevated stations to be built, the line is scheduled to be completed in March 2010.

Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Construction, the Rail Agency, said, “Site investigation has been completed for Salahuddin, Baniyas, Palm Deira, Al Ras, Al Gubaiba and Saeediya while on the elevated stations the investigations are in progress. Utility diversion works which include electricity, water and Etisalat cables are due to commence for Baniyas, and Saeediya.”

“The main construction which involves the building of the diaphragm wall is scheduled to start next month in Al Ghubaiba and Al Ras while preparatory works are in progress in Baniyas. These works include setting up of site offices, work areas, and initial works for utility diversions. Traffic diversions are being planned for Baniyas and Saeediya to facilitate construction of underground stations. An old school at Al Ras Al Ahmadiya has been demolished,” he added.

Like the Red Line, the Green Line comprises both underground and elevated sections which will have varying degrees of impact on the traffic network within the heart of Dubai city. Most of the stations are elevated. The total length of the track will be 23km in length.

The initial line capacity for the Green Line, in 2010 is 7,346 ppdph (persons per direction per hour) while the ultimate line capacity for the Green Line is 15,680 ppdph. There will be two interchange stations at Union Square and BurJuman. Park and ride facilities will be available at Al Ghusais depot. The police residence in Ghusais will be demolished and car park for 6,000 cars will be constructed.

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