Dubai Metro will open in September 2009

Red Line of Dubai Metro (52km) will open in September 2009, and this Metro is the longest operation railway of fully automated operation in the world constructed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry.


City Population
1,492,000 (2006), forecast 5.25 million by 2020
Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)
Date Opened (Planned)
Red Line (09/2009)
Green Line (03/2010)
Total Planned System Length
318km (2020)
Red: 52km (32.3 miles)
Green: 17.6km (10.9 miles)
Design Speed (Max.)
100km/h (62mph)
Red: 28
Green: 13 (+2 Red Line interchanges)
Operating Hours

Rolling Stock:

Number of Trains Required
87 (Red Line: 62 five-car sets, Green Line 25 three-car sets)
Kinki Sharyo

Power System:

Power Supply
750V dc third rail

Special Characteristics:

Will become world’s longest fully automated metro system. The first urban rail system of its kind in the region. Third line to serve one of the world’s largest multi-mode transport hubs. With light rail feeders, a system to drastically reduce reliance on road transport. Sale of naming rights for some stations

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