Dubai Driverless Metro Network (40 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       16 Nov 2010       9814       8

The Dubai Metro is well known all over the world for its longest fully automated, and driverless network. Its first line, the Red Line, partly operates. It was opened on September 9, 2009, at 9:09:09 by the Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Green Line is still under construction, and two more lines are planned.

The construction cost of the Dubai Metro project is about $7.6 billion. The ridership has recently reached 130,000 passengers a day, and it is expected to rise to 170,000 passengers a day by the end of 2010.

 

The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. When completed, the Red and Green Lines will have 70 km (43 mi) of lines, and 47 stations. Still, the Roads and Transport Authority's master plan includes 320 km of metro lines up to 2020.

The maximum speed of the trains is about 90 km/h. Trains run every 5-7 minutes.

Because this metro is driverless, you can take pictures standing near the windshield in the first cabin (Gold Class cabin). Just keep in mind, that most trains have Gold Class cabins designed for people who are ready to pay twice the price of regular tickets, and women with children only.

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bino 10 year s ago
so pointless since no one is going
to want to live there
       
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2Cool4Ice 10 year s ago
How to emergency break if theres some drunk chick on the rail?
i wanna live there, i was there on vacation its so impressive!!
       
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jaocbi 10 year s ago
just like the skytrain in vancouver
       
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oilrules 10 year s ago
So nice to see the USA contribute to other nations transportation. Keep driving USA!
       
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lolzz 10 year s ago
duBYE!!
       
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lol 10 year s ago
Money rules
       
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BennyB 10 year s ago
Copenhagen have driverless metrolines too - and the front seats a not priced any higher than normal seats

       
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EU 10 year s ago
In France, we have had driveless metros for 25/30 years :D
Stop joking with that kind of posts !!!
       
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