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Dubai Metro is coming to you: When will the Blue Line start operating? – News

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Published: Friday, November 24, 2023, 6:19 p.m.

Last update: Friday, November 24, 2023, 6:25 p.m.

This is a project that is sure to change residents’ commutes and even their decisions about where to live and work. Many have been waiting for a metro station near their area; On Friday, the ruler of Dubai confirmed that this will soon be a reality with the Blue Line.

While it will not cover the entire emirate, the Blue Line will extend Metro services to major neighborhoods where thousands of residents have lived for years, from International City to Mirdif, Academic City, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Al Warqa, among others. It will also reach popular leisure destinations such as Dubai Festival City and Dubai Creek Harbour.

With everyone excited to see the 14 new Metro stations grow, the question is: When will the Blue Line begin operating?

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has drawn up the mega construction plan. And depending on the schedule, residents can expect to take a train ride across the Blue Line’s underground and overwater rails. in six years: 2029.

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Here is a timeline that the authority had shared:

  • 2023: Tender launch
  • 2024: Project award
  • 2025: Start of tunnel drilling
  • 2028: test operation
  • 2029: Official operation

The Blue Line is more than an infrastructure project: it is a message that shows how the city cares and values ​​its residents.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, put it this way: “The Dubai Metro is part of the spirit of Dubai… and the daily life of Dubai “It is linked to connected through him and connected to all its neighborhoods and residents by his presence.”

Two billion people have used the Metro since its launch in 2009, and Sheikh Mohammed is confident that billions more will travel driverless day after day.

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