Dubai has very well designed travel systems and one of the most convenient way to
navigate the city is by the using Dubai Metro. Metro in Dubai has not just made
traveling easy but has also made significant environmental and social impact on
the city. Wireless internet access is made available in Dubai Metro trains and stations. When completed
Dubai Metro System will have 47 stations (nine of them will be underground) with
a total length of 75 kilometers and four extensive metro lines that will serve the
city of Dubai. The Red line started its operations in September 2009, the Green
Line in September 2011 where as Purple and Blue lines will be completed later on.
Dubai metro runs 50 trains in the rush hours and 28 trains in the off-peak times
with 6 to 8 minutes gap between train services in the morning and 5 to 6 minutes
gap in the evening. Dubai metro has 79 trains where each 85.5m long train can easily
accommodate 643 passengers. Information for passengers in Arabic as well as in English
is displayed along with the route maps. CCTV monitors are also installed on every
carriage. All the trains underwent maintenance tests after every 3 days.
The interior of Dubai metro is indicative of the rich historical and pearl diving
culture of Dubai and is portrayed magnificently through its distinctive shell-shaped
roofs. All Dubai metro stations on Red and Green Lines focus on one of the four
main elements of nature namely Air (11 stations), Earth (12 stations), Fire (11
stations), or Water (13 stations), and the interior of the metro trains are based
on water and air theme.
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