the “Route 2020” Project encompasses the extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station to the site of Expo 2020. The extended sector of the metro line stretches 15 km. “Route 2020” starts off Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station and extends 15 km (11 km elevated and four km underground), and includes seven stations (5 elevated, and 2 underground stations). The project serves densely with average-to-high population density such as the Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estate, and the Dubai Investment Park. These communities are inhabited by about 240 thousand persons and the journey from the Dubai Marina to the site of Expo will take 16 minutes.
The construction of “Route 2020” project conforms to the strategic vision of the Dubai Government for achieving sustainable development, and developing a world-class infrastructure & services. It also comes as practical implementation of RTA’s Master Plan for providing multiple options of integrated mass transit means comprising the metro, tram, buses and water transport towards realizing RTA’s vision of Safe and Smooth Transport for All.