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Purple Line (Dubai Metro)

     Purple Line
Map of Dubai Metro. Stations in black ■ are open, stations in white □ are not. Dashed lines are under construction, dotted lines are planned.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Dubai Metro
Status Approved
Locale Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Termini Dubai International Airport,along Al Khail Road
Al Maktoum International Airport
Stations 8
Operation
Opening 2030
Owner Dubai Roads and Transport Authority
Operator(s) Serco
Technical
Line length 49 kilometers (30 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification Third rail
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph)

The Purple Line is a proposed line of the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The purple line will run between Dubai International Airport to Al Maktoum International Airport, along Al Khail Road.[1] Announced in 2007, construction of the line has not started, and news reports in July 2011 claimed that the line faces cancellation.[2]

It will have about eight stations along its route, three with check-in facilities. However The Dubai Airports claimed that this was unfeasible as it did not pass through many localities. However they suggested opting for a "central terminal" similar to ones in the US where trains leave from inside the airport to the other airport with trains also leaving to the city. The RTA have taken this into consideration.

Contents

  • Statistics 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Statistics

The Purple line will be 49 kilometres (30 mi) long and trains on this line will travel at an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph).

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.dubai-online.com/transport/metro.htm
  2. ^ http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-metro-s-purple-line-faces-cancellation--408781.html

External links

  • Zawya.com
  • Arabianbusiness.com
  • Gulfnews.com
  • Ameinfo.com
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