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The Green Line is one of the two lines in the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It runs through Deira and Bur Dubai, generally parallel to Dubai Creek. There are 20 stations on the line, spanning from Etisalat to Dubai Creek covering .Dubai Ruler inaugurates Metro Green Line
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Statistics

The Green Line has 20 stations, including 12 elevated (by means of a viaduct), and 8 underground stations. The line is , with underground. It is served by 25 driverless trains travelling at a maximum speed of , and stopping 20–30 seconds at each station. Trial running began in October 2010, with the line inaugurated on 9 September 2011 and opened to the public the next day. The last 2 stations (Jaddaf and Dubai Creek) were opened on March 1, 2014. 19 trains is currently running on green line and each of the train have seats capacity of 643 seats. The Green Line was initially long upon opening, however following the extension from Dubai Healthcare City to Dubai Creek, the length increased to long.

Notable stations

There are two transfer stations, Union and BurJuman, where the Green and Red Lines intersect, allowing passengers to change between lines. The Green Line has its main depot in Al Qusais.At a glance: Dubai Metro
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Union station is touted to be one of the biggest metro stations in the world. With an area spanning 25,000 square meters, it has capacity to handle about 22,000 passengers per hour. Adding to the station’s credentials are two entry points, two levels, a length extending 230 metres, 50 metres of width and a depth of 18 metres. The biggest elevated station on the Green Line is the Al Qiyadah Station along Al Ittihad Road near the Dubai Police General HQ. The station has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

Extension

According to Gulfnews, the plan to further extend the Green Line to Academic City is fully approved, in order to better serve the interests of residents in the Silicon Oasis and International City area. Dubai Metro to have 70 stations by 2020
Gulfnews - 4 Feb 2014


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