general info EXPO 2020 METRO ROUTE IS 70% COMPLETE
Expo 2020 Metro Route Is 70% Complete
Updated on 12 March 2019

The construction work on the entire Route 2020, from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to Expo 2020 Station, has been completed by 70% and is expected to be completed by May 2019.

The extended route from the existing Red Line Metro station includes the 11.8 km elevated track and 3.2 km underground track. The completion rate has hit 80% on the rail track work and 50-60% for the station works.

The main Expo 2020 Station is being constructed to handle millions of visitors as it is the main link to the Expo site and its surrounding areas which includes Expo Village, Expo Mall and Expo Yard. The station has been designed to handle 522,000 passengers per day in both directions at a rate of 29,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

The station’s canopy is different from other metro stations as it will be carrying two gold-rimmed wings presenting the UAE’s innovation vision.

Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station, a transfer station between Dubai Metro Red Line and Route 2020, 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.

With all these developments, we can expect the metro route to Ibn Batutta Mall to resume very soon.

RTA will start the test-run of the metro in February 2020.

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

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