Dubai metro rail network is about to open the new Route 2020 stations soon. The Expo 2020 line, which spans 15 kilometers, connects seven new stations on the popular public transport network. An extension of the existing Red Line, commuters will have direct access to the Dubai South site and other areas of the emirate.
On Monday, the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai shared pictures from inside the stations. The spacious interior will accommodate up to 125,000 commuters per day in 2021. The seven stations on the route include Jebel Ali Station; The Gardens Station; Discovery Gardens Station; Al Furjan Station; Jumeirah Golf Estates Station; Dubai Investment Park Station and Expo Station.
Once open, Jumeirah Golf Estates station will be the biggest along the Dubai Metro network and will stretch 226 metres. The authority invited businesses to make use of the retail space inside the stations, which includes 40 outlets and five sales kiosks.
The Dh11 billion project, which runs from Jebel Ali Station direct to the Expo 2020 site, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, in July. Fifty trains will serve passengers across the seven stations including one interchange with the red line, one flagship station at the Expo 2020 Dubai site as well as three elevated and two underground stations.
The inauguration of this new line was performed on July 7th. Route 2020 will take visitors to and from the Expo 2020 site during the six-month global exhibition, which will open in October 2021 after a one-year delay due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, posted a video on Twitter that showed his tour of the new transport link.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, accompanied Sheikh Mohammed on the tour. The new route will open to the public in September and the extended track runs over and underground.
It runs from the former Nakheel Harbour and Tower station, now named Jebel Ali station, direct to Expo 2020 and will pass through popular neighbourhoods such as Dubai Investments Park, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Fifty trains will serve passengers across the seven stations including one interchange with the red line, one flagship station at the Expo 2020 site as well as three elevated and two underground stations.
The seven stations on the route are: Jebel Ali Station; The Gardens Station; Discovery Gardens Station; Al Furjan Station; Jumeirah Golf Estates Station; Dubai Investment Park Station and Expo Station. A total of 15 trains will exclusively carry passengers to and from the global fair. From Dubai Marina, people will be able to reach Expo 2020 in 16 minutes.
There will also be a key train service to link Terminal 1 station and Terminal 3 station at Dubai International Airport with the expo site. Mattar Al Tayer, director general of RTA, said Route 2020 would have the capacity to carry 125,000 riders a day in 2021 and 275,000 riders a day by 2030.
Once open to the public, Jumeirah Golf Estates station will be biggest along the whole Dubai Metro network. It will serve residential communities such as Dubai Sports City and Dubai Production City through the metro bus link.