Sunday, 11 February 2018

My Sunday Photo Week 163 New Metro Line for Expo 2020

Expo 2020 is coming to Dubai, so what are they doing to help people get there once they arrive here from all around the world? They're building a new line of the driverless train to reach Expo 2020 and it happens to be running right through the new area we've moved to in Al Furjan, the South of the City. They're constructing it up the middle of the road running from an existing station at Nakheel, which is near the Marina and the whole line will be completed in January 2019.

October 2017

February 2018

The last section of this piece of line is being lowered into place this week and as I'm off to the UK on Friday for a month, I expect on my return there will be further developments to the station they're building in the left of the picture. Having a station so close will be fantastic as it means even in the middle of summer when temps near 50c, I will be just about able to manage the short walk over there and will be able to access the whole of Dubai on public transport, from the beach to the Creeks to the World's largest Mall.


Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like an impressive construction project and bet you can't wait until the station is there. Bet it's a bit noisy at the minute though? #mysundayphoto

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    1. the whole of Dubai is noisy, it's 24/7 construction, you get used to it after a while

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  2. wow at getting things done so quick, has taken them years to do the cross rail project.
    Does the public transport have air con? would hate to be stuck in it in those temps without any.

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    1. all the bus stops and train stops are fully air conditioned

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  3. Hi Suzanne, my first thought was no, not on the doorstep! But I can see that once all the work is complete it will be a Godsend to you. However if that was here the construction would go on for ever and ever and ever.

    xx

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    1. it's just one project after an another here Debbie

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  4. Will be so interesting to watch it under construction. It's fantastic how quickly things are built over there.

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    1. I'm already taking photos of everything around here, it happens all so quickly

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  5. Amazing watching it all come together, it looks just like lego - on a much heavier scale!

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    1. my mum calls it gotham city, i refer to it like a big box of lego

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  6. Does it sometimes feel like it's always a building site? Wonder what it will look like when you return

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I'm sure by the time I get back there will be new road access to the estate and I'll have to figure out how to get in and out again

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  7. Always seems to be construction, like an ever changing landscape.

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    1. it can change from am to pm they're that quick

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  8. How exciting to see more and more city pop up!

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    1. it sure is, it would be nice if it just stopped for a while though and i could enjoy what's already here

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  9. There is always so much building and construction going on with you....
    It sounds like it will be a great help to you in the middle of the summer.

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  10. Looks like that is going to be a huge project. Hope it is finished soon x

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    1. will be finished in time for Expo 2020

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