Abu Dhabi Metro
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||4|
The entire transit network will be 131 km long when complete, including an 18-kilometre (11 mi) partially underground metro line, two light rail lines and bus rapid transit.[Note 1] Phase 1 of the network (60 kilometres (37 mi)) should be completed by 2020, with a further (70 kilometres (43 mi)) in later phases. It is expected to cost Dh7 billion.
The system will be composed of four (4) basic lines:
- Line heavy rail rapid transit of which 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) will be underground 18 kilometres (11 mi)
- Line light rail with 24 stops 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)
- Line light rail with 21 stops 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
- Line bus rapid transit loop with 25 stops 14 kilometres (8.7 mi)
The metro will mainly connect the proposed Central Business District with Sowwah Island, Reem Island, Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Masdar, Capital City District, Emerald Gateway, Zayed Sports City and ADNEC.
Firms interested in bidding for contracts on phase 1 of the project were due to submit statements of intent to the government by mid June 2013.
The Department of Transport has planned phase 1 for construction in three contracts:
- civil works for the above-ground structures (design and build contracts.
- underground construction work (design and build contracts.
- the rail system, the rolling stock and the operation and maintenance for the line; (design, build, operate and maintain contracts.
From October 2016, the project halted. In August 2018, the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport invited bids for consultancy services for the emirate’s metro and light rail projects.
- "Abu Dhabi Metro and Light Railway Industry Briefing". Norton Rose Fulbright. May 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- "Firms plan their bids for Abu Dhabi's Dh7 billion metro and light-rail line". The National. June 10, 2013. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- Florian Neuhof (June 10, 2013). "Abu Dhabi trains already running behind schedule as Doha Metro awards $8bn contracts". Arabianmoney. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- "Abu Dhabi metro project moves forward". 28 August 2018.
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