Dubai seeking to add 20km to metro lines, adding 11 stations


A little over a decade after first opening, the emirate of Dubai appears to be seeking to significantly extend its metro network.

According to , a project notice has been issued by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to contractors about widening the metro – which first launched in 2009 – network area in the emirate.

Entitled, the proposed extension of the city’s green line would add more than 20km more track to the metro and would include 11 new stations, terminating the line at Academic City.

Meanwhile, the metro’s red line also seems to have plans for an extension by 3.5km for the line to finish at Mirdif City Centre.

With the updates of new visas and Dubai positioning itself as a global business hub, it’s a move that would greatly help residents and tourists alike.

The current population of Dubai is estimated to be around 3.5 million, but is expected to nearly double in less than 20 years’ time.

The city estimated earlier this week the population of Dubai will reach 5.8 million by 2040.

Given the rising popularity of Dubai for business and tourism, a metro extension would be more than welcome by citizens, residents and visitors.

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