RTA team sees trial run of Dubai Metro in Japan

DUBAI — Saeed Al Nuwais, the UAE ambassador to Japan, received Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority, and the accompanying delegation currently on a visit to Japan.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 9 Jan 2008, 8:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:47 PM

The RTA delegation visited the Ministry of Lands, Infrastructure and Transportation, and attended the technical trial run of Dubai Metro on the test track at Mihara Factory and Control Centre of Traffic Signals and Dynamic Signs of Tokyo.

The team also went to the Head Office of Mitsubishi Corporation, and met Tsutomo Takawka, Board Member and CEO of Mechanics Sector of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Yokohama Maritime Terminal. Meetings were held with the ferry operators after which the UAE team went on a tour of the Ferry Terminal.

Saeed Al Nuwais welcomed RTA delegation and praised the efforts of the RTA to carry out several mega road and public transport projects, including Dubai Metro. He said these projects would provide a modern mass transit system to cater for the requirements of the extensive development witnessed by the UAE, in general, and Dubai, in particular.

The meeting included a presentation about progress of work on the Dubai Metro project, which is being implemented by Dubai Rapid Link Consortium.

Al Tayer stated that Dubai Metro is considered the biggest driverless Metro project implemented as one unit across the world.

“The automatically run rail system will provide safe and reliable service. According to the operational system, trains could shuttle every 90 seconds.

“Protective doors will be provided at stations to protect users and provide effective air-conditioning to all areas of stations, whether these stations are underground or elevated,” said Al Tayer.

Completion rate reached about 47 per cent in the Red Line, 20 per cent in the Green Line, and 100 per cent in the tunnel linking Union Square with BurJuman Station; where the tunnel boring machine, Al Wugeisha covered a distance of 1500 metres under the Creek to reach the other bank, he said.

Earlier, the RTA team concluded its three-day visit to Hong Kong.

On the last day of its tour, the team visited Tung Chung360 Project in Lantau Island.

They reviewed the cable car system owned and managed by Mass Transit Rail Corporation.

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