Rail track has hit 80% completion, meanwhile station works pass 50% milestone
RTA has announced that the construction progress rate of the entire Route 2020 Project has reached 70%.
The line is an extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to Expo 2020 site and extends 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station (elevated track – 11.8km; underground track – 3.2km). completion rate had hit 80% on the rail track work and 50-60% for the station works.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at RTA revealed the details during an inspection tour to several stations including Expo, Al Furjan and Nakheel Harbour & Tower Stations. Expo Station is one of the project’s key stations and is the main link to the Expo site. Hence, it is a multi-level structure comprising of ground floor, mezzanine, concourse, and a train platform. It will serve Expo 2020 site and the surroundings as it extends from Expo Village and Expo Mall to the West, and to Expo Yard towards the East.
In a statement, RTA said that this particular station has exceeded 50 per cent completion rate and more than 90% of metal structures of the station have been installed. Meanwhile, 30 per cent of the electromechanical works have been completed and work is up and running on the nstallation of the winged metal structure of the station, it reported.
Al Tayer inspected the work progress of Al Furjan station, where external cladding works have been completed. The contractor has finished the installation of the metal structure and roof cladding, and the completion rate has almost reached 57% and while the progress on electromechanical works has reached 25%. The company has started works on architectural finishing works of the station’s lobby.
Al Tayer also inspected work progress of Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station; a transfer station between Dubai Metro Red Line and Route 2020. It has a design typical to the design of the existing metro stations to maintain the identity and appearance of stations on Sheikh Zayed Road.
However, the interior has been designed to handle numbers bigger than the capacity of current stations on the Red Line, while taking into consideration environmental sustainability concerns. The construction completion rate of the station has exceeded 50%, and the contractor has completed the installation of the metal structure and is working on the roof cladding. Preparations are underway for the installation of the footbridge linking the station with the parking area.