The Metro Purple Line would have an average operational speed of 100kmph as against Red Line's average speed of 45kmph. Like the Red and Green lines, Purple Line will be automatically operated and driverless.
“The airport station will link the Purple Line with the Green and Red lines,” added Al Tayer.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) yesterday signed an agreement with international consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff to carry out consultancy services, including the initial designs of the Dubai Metro Purple Line, linking Dubai International Airport with Jebel Ali International Airport, a distance of about 49km.
“The cost of the project is estimated at Dh10b,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA.According to Al Tayer, the consultancy firm will commence design works this month and complete them in May 2008. “RTA will then float tenders for construction works and a contractor during the period May 2008-March 2009. The project will be constructed in 45 months starting March 2009 and the service on the Purple Line is scheduled to start in December 2012,” he said.
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