Expolink has signed a contract with Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing system.
Expolink is an Alstom-led consortium also including Acciona and Gulermak. The project, dubbed Route 2020, will cost an estimated €2.6bn.
Expected to be operational by 2020, the extended line will connect the city to the Expo 2020 site.
The project will include construction of a 15km-long line, comprising 11.8km of elevated metro line and 3.2km underground metro line.
The extension will comprise seven stations, including an interchange at Nakheel Harbour and a metro station at the World Expo site.
Alstom will provide the whole metro system including 50 Metropolis trainsets, power supply, communication, automatic fare control, track works, and platform screen doors. The company will also upgrade the existing metro line’s power supply, signalling systems, miscellaneous communication and track works.