Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that construction of the Route metro 2020 project is now 70% complete.
The project will see the Red line of Dubai Metro 2020 project extend 15km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station until the Expo 2020 site.
Rail track work is now 80% complete while the station works of the project have a 50-60% completion rate, the RTA said in a statement.
The station has a capacity of 522,000 passengers per day in both directions, at a rate of 29,000 passengers per hour per direction.
Completion rate of the station is over 50%, with more than 90% of metal structures now installed.
Work is ongoing on the installation of the winged metal structure of the station’s canopy and more than 30% of electromechanical works have been completed. Also, the work progress of Al Furjan station, where external cladding works have been completed.
The contractor has finished the installation of the metal structure and roof cladding, and the completion rate has almost reached 57%, while the progress on electromechanical works has reached 25%.
Although designed to resemble the existing metro stations on Sheikh Zayed Road, the station can handle more passengers than the current stations on the Red Lines.
The construction completion rate of the station is over 50%, and the contractor has completed the installation of the metal structure and is working on the roof cladding.
Preparations are underway for the installation of the footbridge linking the station with the parking area, a statement said.
All rail works of Route 2020 are scheduled for completion by May 2019, and the RTA will start the test-run of the metro in February 2020.