First metro line to link downtown Abu Dhabi


MEED reported that Abu Dhabi’s first metro lines will connect the city’s downtown areas with the international airport.

Abu Dhabi airport
Abu Dhabi airport

As per report in April, the project’s client, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport gave firms bidding for the consultancy services contract for the metro a tender addendum that revised the project’s scope.

The tender who has a closing date of 13 May, covers the design and construction supervision for the scheme.

At least 4 major groups are preparing to bid for the project. The groups include a US team of Aecom and Parsons Brinckerhoff; UK based Atkins with Australia’s Bovis Lend Lease; US based Parsons International, UK based Mott Macdonald and Halcrow also of the UK and France’s Systra, UK based Arup and Denmark’s Cowi.

The Abu Dhabi urban masterplan for 2030 outlines a metro running through tunnels along Abu Dhabi Island to Hamdan Street, connecting with Saadiyat Island. Wednesday, 06 May 2009