Dubai moves with contract award on new metro extension project
A consultancy team has been selected to work on extensions to the Red and Green lines
A team comprising UK-based Atkins and Grimshaw, US-based Parsons and France’s Egis has been awarded the study and design of extensions to the Green and Red lines of the Dubai Metro.
The Green Line extension will start from its terminus at Creek station in the Jadaf area, cross over to the Dubai Creek Harbour development, and pass through Ras al-Khor, International City and Dubai Silicon Oasis, before terminating at Academic City. The line will have 11 stations.
The Red Line extension will link its terminus in Rashidiya to Mirdif City Centre. It will extend 3.5 kilometres and have one station.
The Green Line extension will benefit Dubai Creek Harbour, which is being developed by local firms Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties. The 6 square-kilometre development will include a large shopping mall and the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which is expected to be the world’s tallest man-made structure when completed.
Local developer Emaar said last year that it is working with the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) on plans to build a 2km metro link to connect the Dubai Creek Harbour development in Ras al-Khor to Dubai International airport.
Dubai is already working on a 15km extension to the Red Line. In 2016, the RTA awarded a AED10.6bn ($2.9bn) deal to design and build the Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 link to a consortium of Spain’s Acciona, Turkey’s Gulermak and France’s Alstom.