Green Line (Dubai Metro)

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     Green Line
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Dubai Metro
Status Open
Locale Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Termini Etisalat
Creek
Stations 20
Daily ridership 110,000
Operation
Opening 9 September 2011 (limited)[1]
Owner Dubai Roads and Transport Authority
Operator(s) Serco
Technical
Line length 22.5 kilometers (14.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification Third rail
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph)
Route map

The Green Line is one of the two lines in the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It runs through Deira and Bur Dubai, generally parallel to Dubai Creek. There are 20 stations in this line, spanning from Etisalat to Dubai Creek covering 22.5 km (14.0 mi).

Statistics[edit]

The Green Line has 20 stations, including 12 elevated (by means of a viaduct), and 8 underground stations.[2] The line is 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi), with 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) underground.[3] It is served by 25 driverless trains travelling at an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph), and stopping 20–30 seconds at each station. Trial running began in October 2010, with the line inaugurated on 9 September 2011 and opened to the public the next day.[4][5][6] The last 2 stations (Jaddaf and Dubai Creek) were opened on March 1, 2014.[7]

Notable stations[edit]

There are two transfer stations, Union Square and the Khalid bin Waleed (BurJuman) Centre, where the Green and Red Lines intersect, allowing passengers to change between lines. The Green Line has its main depot in Al Qusais.[3]

The Union Station is touted to be one of the biggest metro stations in the world.[citation needed] With an area spanning 25,000 square meters, it has capacity to handle about 22,000 passengers per hour. Adding to the station’s credentials are two entry points, two levels, a length extending 230 metres, 50 metres of width and a depth of 18 metres.

The biggest elevated station on the Green Line is the Al Qiyadah Station along Al Ittihad Road near the Dubai Police General HQ. The station has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

Extension[edit]

The Green Line was initially designed to be 17.6 kilometres (10.9 mi) long, but after an extension from Dubai Healthcare City to Dubai Creek via Al Jaddaf, the line length became 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) long.[8]

There are further plans to extend the Green Line to Academic City, in order to better serve the interests of residents in the Silicon Oasis and International City area, and this is under consideration for approval.[9]

Route[edit]

Below is a list of stations that have been built, are under construction, or have been approved for construction, with notes.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/dubai-ruler-inaugurates-metro-green-line
  2. ^ "Green Line". rta.ae. 
  3. ^ a b "At a glance: Dubai Metro", Gulf News, March 19, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  4. ^ "DUBAI METRO GREEN LINE NEWS – Dubai Airport Guide". 
  5. ^ Dubai Metro's Green Line opened after Eid
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ "Construction on the Green Line progresses, DPM News Agency, September 11, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  9. ^ "Further Green Line Extension", Arabian Business, November 1, 2010. Retrieved on 2011-01-15.
  10. ^ "Dubai Metro Map", Gulf News, March 18, 2007