Photos: Route 2020 has Dubai's biggest metro station
The underground station has a total area of 28,700 square metres and length of 232 metres.
The extended metro route, Route 2020, which was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday has Dubai's biggest metro station.
#Dubai Metro's Route 2020, at a total project cost of AED 11 billion, has a 15 km route length and seven stations.- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 8, 2020
Route 2020 opens to the public this September and will serve 270,000 people. pic.twitter.com/4UgccTzpHI
According to the Roads and Transports Authority (RTA), the Jumeirah Golf Estates Station is the biggest metro station in the entire Dubai Metro network.
.@HHShkMohd officially inaugurates the AED11 billion Route 2020 Project, which extends existing metro rail lines in preparation for @Expo2020Dubai scheduled to begin next year. #Dubaihttps://t.co/IvwVwqZ0mh pic.twitter.com/TphdXqMx8N- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 8, 2020
The underground station has a total area of 28,700 square metres and length of 232 metres. It can serve 11,555 riders per hour during peak times and 250,000 riders per day. The station has two platforms, four bus laybys, 20 taxi drop off slots and two designated parking slots for people of determination. It also offers 14 retail units of 466 square metres for commercial investment. The station has four ticket vending machines for buying and topping-up Nol cards.
The Route 2020 project, which will build on #Dubai's economic revitalisation, is part of @RTA_Dubai's master plan to provide integrated multi-modal mass transit systems. Route 2020 will serve key communities with a combined population of about 270,000. pic.twitter.com/nF8uRjRERl- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 8, 2020
It serves highly populated communities such as the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Production City and Dubai Sports City through metro bus link. In future, the RTA will consider developing the surroundings of the station on the principles of a transit-oriented development model.
The track of Route 2020 extends 15km and links seven stations. The project offers safe and smooth transport for Expo visitors and residents of #Dubai communities. It is also viewed as a vital future link between several Dubai communities and Al Maktoum International Airport. pic.twitter.com/GMw624cZZT- Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 8, 2020
The concept will significantly increase the capacity of the station and boost the number of users. The area to be built spans 360,000 square metres and buildings include residential flats and hotel apartments, commercial retail units and offices.
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