What’s On has details of Dubai Metro extension for Expo 2020. Dubai Metro Red Line will extend from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to Expo site.

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Plans have been unveiled to extend Dubai’s Metro service by 15km.

The Red Line, which currently links the Old Town and Jebel Ali, along Sheikh Zayed Road, will jut out from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station to the Expo 2020 site, and include seven new stops.

As well as servicing the new development, the line will run through key residential areas, including the Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estate, and the Dubai Investment Park.

Work will begin on the project immediately to ensure the time between now and the welcoming of the world in five years is maximised.

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “The RTA has examined different options of Masar 2020 and assessed their effectiveness and impact on the neighbourhood based on a host of technical perimeters that include the enhancement of the development plans in Dubai.

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“It also serves the largest possible number of residents as well as current and future projects, easing snarls on some congested road sectors, providing top class service to targeted communities, and integrating with public transit systems and roads network in the emirate.”

Of the new track, 11km will be elevated, in much the same way the futuristic line runs now, while another 4km will be underground, as will two of the five stations.

When complete, commuters will be able to get from Dubai Marina to the site of Expo in just over a quarter of an hour.

Al Tayer added: “Masar 2020 project will offer a safe and smooth mobility to visitors of Expo 2020 and residents of the neighbourhood as well. It stands out as a vital transit corridor linking various Dubai districts with Al Maktoum International Airport, an icon of a new important development phase in the history of Dubai, and a symbol of sustainability, advancement and creativity for current and future generations.”