Expo 2020 Dubai reveals plans to enhance visitor transport systems
The scheme includes a 15km extension of Dubai Metro's Red Line and $816.7m spend on roads leading to site
Expo 2020 Dubai’s real estate development team has reportedly revealed a number of plans to boost Dubai’s transport system that will serve the expected 25 million visitors to the world expo when it opens its doors on 20 October 2020.
In a statement sent to Emirates News Agency Wam, Expo 2020 Dubai’s chief executive officer for real estate development, Ahmed Al Khateeb, said they were cooperating with government institutions to provide a “unique” transportation experience to all visitors.
Al Khateeb added the world fair’s three main entrances and the Dubai Metro entrance, as well as the availability of 30,000 parking lots, will ensure smooth entry and departure to and from the expo site.
Plans include the implementation of "Route 2020", a 15km extension of the Red Line of Dubai Metro to Expo 2020 that will transport 44,000 people in both directions every hour.
Other developments include the 9km long Al Yalayis road with a capacity of four tracks in each direction. Work to develop roads leading to expo will cost more than $816.7m (AED3bn), according to Khateeb.
Khateeb added that the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will have 724 buses to transport passengers from specific stations in Dubai and other parts of the country at a rate of one bus every 15 minutes.