Thu 24-05-2007 06:30 AM
RTA signs agreement with Parsons Brinckerhoff for Dubai Metro purple line
Dubai, May 23rd, 2007 (WAM)- The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with the international consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff to carry out consultancy services including the initial designs of the Dubai Metro Purple Line.
This will link Dubai International Airport with Jebel Ali International Airport, a distance of about 49 kilometers.
The project has an estimated cost of ten billion dirhams (AED 10 billion) and is in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to link the major urban projects with a developed network of various transportation systems, being followed-up by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, President of the Executive Council of Dubai.
The agreement was signed today by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority, and Stuart Wallace, Managing Director of Parsons Brinckerhoff Middle East.
The Metro on the Purple Line will be automatically operated, driverless and provide a safe service environment. It will introduce a state-of-the-art rail technology with air-conditioning in stations and metro carriages in a way compatible with the prevailing climate in Dubai urban area. All metros will be operated in accordance with an integrated metro system that paves the way for enhancing control and fine tuning of trip timings. Metro stations will be designed in an innovative and outstanding architectural style and will be fitted with the latest safety and security aspects.
Parking spaces will be provided for private cars and buses in each station.
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