Photos: First of 50 new Metro trains reaches Dubai

 khaleejtimes.com  11/10/2018 10:58:20 AM   Staff Reporter/Dubai

Photos: First of 50 new Metro trains reaches Dubai

Staff Reporter/Dubai

Filed on November 10, 2018

The first of 50 new Metro trains has arrived in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday. The train has been transported to the Metro Depot at Rashidiya.

"The manufacturer will continue supplying the remaining trains in batches, and the last one is expected to arrive by the end of October 2019," said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

The authority will soon test-run the train on the Red Line's Route 2020. "It will start with the static tests of all operating systems of the train. In the following stage, the RTA will embark on dynamic tests, which involve testing the performance of systems while in motion, such as motors, brakes and control systems," said Al Tayer.

A total of 50 trains will be supplied - 15 to serve Expo 2020 and the rest to "enhance the service level of the Dubai Metro".

The last carriage in the new trains would be reserved for women and children, while a part of the first carriage would be for the gold class. All other carriages would be for the silver class. The design of the luggage compartment also has been modified to accommodate standing commuters.

The new design would help the Metro train accommodate 696 passengers as opposed to the current 643. The coaches would feature an illuminated dynamic map of the Metro route and stations.���

The exterior design of trains will remain unchanged to maintain the design identity of the Metro and its familiar colours to the public," said Al Tayer.

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