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Abu Dhabi Metro is a planned metro line that will be part of a larger transit network for the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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The entire transit network will be 131 km long when complete, including an 18-kilometre (11 mi) underground metro line, two light rail lines and bus rapid transit. Phase 1 of the network (60 kilometres (37 mi)) should be completed by 2020, with a further (70 kilometres (43 mi)) in later phases. It is expected to cost Dh7 billion.

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The system will be composed of four (4) basic lines:

  • Line  L1  18 kilometres (11 mi) heavy rail rapid transit of which 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) will be underground
  • Line  L2  15 kilometres (9.3 mi) light rail with 24 stops
  • Line  L3  13 kilometres (8.1 mi) light rail with 21 stops
  • Line  L4  14 kilometres (8.7 mi) bus rapid transit loop with 25 stops

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    The metro will mainly connect the proposed Central Business District with Sowwah Island, Reem Island, Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Masdar, Capital City District, Emerald Gateway, Zayed Sports City and ADNEC.

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    Construction

    Firms interested in bidding for contracts on phase 1 of the project were due to submit statements of intent to the government by mid June 2013.

    The Department of Transport has planned phase 1 for construction in three contracts:

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    1. civil works for the above-ground structures (design and build contracts).
    2. underground construction work (design and build contracts)
    3. the rail system, the rolling stock and the operation and maintenance for the line; (design, build, operate and maintain contracts.)

    Contracts are due to be awarded in 2015. Under the original plan, the first phase was due to be complete by 2015, but is now scheduled to be operational no sooner than 2016–2017.

    As of October 2016, the project has been halted. There has been no official announcements or updates regarding the project since March 2016.

    References

    Abu Dhabi Metro Wikipedia


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