The RTA is planning to expand the Dubai Metro network much further in the next 16 years. the plan is that Dubai’s rail network will be 421km long and have 197 stations by 2030. Currently it is 75km long network with 47 stations.
The Green Line of Dubai Metro will be extended from Jaddaf to Academic City with 11 new stations. According to the map, the Green Line will connect to Festival City, and run through The Lagoon, where it will have two stations.
It will then proceed to the Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, where it will have two stations, and connect to International City with three stations. It will alsp have one station in Silicon Oasis, and two final stations in Academic City.
At the southern end, the Red Line will be extended to serve the Expo in 2020. This plan was recently incorporated, and has not yet been finalised. Four options are under consideration at the moment, explained Al Hashimi. Three of the four options suggest a Metro link either passing by or cutting through Jebel Ali Free Zone, as the map indicates.
A fourth option, however, shows a more radical alternative. The line would divert at the height of Dubai Marina, and pass Jumeirah Park to run parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.
This option would include a station at Jumeirah Park, and another station near the International Media Production Zone, as the map shows.
The Red and Green Line extension are currently under evaluation, and the detailed design should be formed next year, said Al Hashimi. the last map as you can see is the proposed Metro net by 2030. Even parts which are right now in deserted areas are connected.. Interesting to see what really happens…