Green line progress on target for 2011 launch date

RTA chief inspects line ahead of first anniversary

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While construction work is almost completed at all Green Line Stations, work on the interior fit out varies from site to site.

Having inspected the Green Line progress earlier this year, H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) said work was progressing well but he urged contractors to continue their vigilance in ensuring the project remains on track

Construction work on the Rail Systems Operations Control Centre, which will be used to control all traffic on both the Red and Green Lines, is almost complete: metal structures and external cladding work is nearly finished, while the interior finishing work has passed its halfway point.

The park-and-ride facility at Al Qusais with its 2350-space parking lot, surrounding roads, bus station and footbridge is 75% complete; while the depot itself – designed to house 60 trains and service facilities for them – is almost finished.

Major construction work and civil works on at stations at Al Ras and Al Gubaiba has been finished, and contractors have started on the interior fit-out. The location of the two stations, in the heart of the old city, has meant they will differ in their design to others on the metro and will include traditional elements used in antique buildings, such as wind towers (Brajeel), oriels (Mashrabia), alleyways (Sukaik).

Al Tayer said that he was delighted with the progress of the work, but called on contractors to commit more effort in to ensuring the project met its deadline.


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