Green Line (Dubai Metro)
Abu Hail station in 2014
|Locale||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Opened||9 September 2011 (limited)|
|Owner||Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai)|
|Line length||22.5 kilometers (14.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||750V DC Third rail|
|Operating speed||95 km/h (59 mph)|
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).
The Green Line has 20 stations, including 12 elevated (by means of a viaduct), and 8 underground stations. The line is 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi), with 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) underground. 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. The last 2 stations (Jaddaf and Dubai Creek) were opened on March 1, 2014.
Union station is touted to be one of the biggest metro stations in the world. 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.
The Green Line was initially 17.6 kilometres (10.9 mi) long upon opening, however following the extension from Dubai Healthcare City to Dubai Creek, the length increased to 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) long.
According to Gulfnews, the plan to further extend the Green Line to Academic City is fully approved, in order to better serve the interests of residents in the Silicon Oasis and International City area.  
|English name||Arabic name||Notes|
|Dubai Airport Free Zone|
|Abu Hail||أبو هيل|
|Abu Baker Al Siddique||أبو بكر الصديق|
|Salah Al Din||صلاح الدين|
|Union||الاتحاد||Transfer to Red Line|
|Baniyas Square||بني ياس|
|Palm Deira||نخلة ديرة|
|BurJuman formerly Khalid Bin Al Waleed||برجمان||Transfer to Red Line|
|Oud Metha||عود ميثا|
|Dubai Healthcare City||مدينة دبي الصحية|
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- Dubai Metro's Green Line opened after Eid
- Dubai Metro Green Line opened on Friday
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- "Dubai Metro expansion latest: Red Line to Al Warqa’a?, Gulfnews - 13 Sep 2014
- "Dubai Metro to have 70 stations by 2020, Gulfnews - 4 Feb 2014