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Dubai boasts of world's longest driverless metro network

Last updated on: February 24, 2012 08:19 IST

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The Dubai Metro, comprising the red and green lines, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest driverless metro network in the world spanning 74.695 km.

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The Dubai Metro, comprising the red and green lines, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest driverless metro network in the world spanning 74.695 km.

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Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), received the Guinness Certificate from Talal Omar, Regional Director of Guinness Book of World Records in the Middle East, in the presence of Adnan Al Hammadi, CEO of Rail Agency, and several Directors of the RTA.

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Speaking on the occasion, Al Tayer said the total length of the Green and Red Lines combined amount to 74.694 km of which 52 km are on the Red Line, and 22.694 km are on the Green Line.

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"The metro has a total of 47 stations of which 29 stations are on the Red Line and 18 stations are on the Green Line.

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Built at a cost of $7.6 billion, the first metro rail in the United Arab Emirates adds further glitter to Dubai's impressive list of engineering marvels.

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The railway system is partially underground and at elevated ducts with 47 stations en route.

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The rail promises offers a great service in terms of luxury, punctuality, cleanliness and security.

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Stations have food outlets, ATMs, dry cleaning services and retail space. The stations and trains are fully air-conditioned.

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The trains are designed to carry 643 passengers per 5-car train. It can carry up to 897 passengers at peak capacity.

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An escalator in a Dubai Metro train.

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A station in a Dubai Metro network.

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The network aims to cut down traffic jams and reduce traveling time during peak hours by 50 per cent.

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Every train has three classes - The Golden Class (VIP), the Women and Children's Class and the Silver Class (economy).

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Built in four years, the rail is expected to carry 1.8 million passengers per day by 2020.

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Passengers travelling in Dubai Metro.

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A view from the Dubai Metro.

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A Dubai Metro train.

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