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Due to overall developments in international business relocations, growth in the tourism industry, Dubai now requires rapid transport system that travels from one end to another end of the city. As the city flaunts its luxury in every possible way, it has implemented the most luxurious transport system - the Dubai Metro.
The Dubai Metro aims to provide another mode of transport to ease traffic congestion, reduce travelling time and pollution and offer commuters a comfortable and reliable travel facility. The Dubai Metro comprises various metro lines some of which are fully functional while some are under construction.
A fully functional, project includes 8 underground stations, 12 elevated stations and 1 Depot. The Green Line metro runs 8 kilometres under the ground, 15 kilometres on the ground and runs between Etisalat station to Dubai Health Care City. GreenLine Metro takes approximately 36 minutes to cover the distance between one end and the other.
Red Line Metro
This is also operational having 29 stations inclusive of 4 underground stations, 24 elevated stations and 1 at-grade Station. It also has 2 depots and 2 park & ride facilities. Red Line Metro takes approximately 67 minutes to cover the distance between one end and the other.
Blue Line Metro
This project is approved for the construction and will be completed by the year 2014. The Blue line will cover 47 kilometres running along the Emirates Road between Dubai International Airport and currently under construction new airport Al Maktoum International Airport. The Blue line trains are expected to travel at an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour.
The Purple Line is a proposed line of the Dubai Metro network. The purple line will run between Dubai International Airport to Al Maktoum International Airport along Al Khail Road. The Purple Line will be covering 49 kilometres. Trains of this line will travel at an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour. This metro line was announced in 2007 but the construction of the line has not yet started. The reports in July 2011 claimed that the Purple Line Project may face cancellation.
So, when you visit Dubai, do not miss a chance to travel by Dubai Metro!