Capital district plan celebrates identity

ABU DHABI // Unveiling details of Abu Dhabi’s new capital district yesterday, the project’s chief planner said the ambitious development will help the nation define itself. “This is the single most important project in the...

Samsung to bid for GCC metro projects

Korean contracting giant Samsung Engineering is preparing to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the GCC. The company has expressed its firm interest in metro projects in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain,...

Can Abu Dhabi be a pedestrian city?

Wide, sweeping boulevards with shaded walkways, express traffic lanes and dedicated car, bus and taxi lanes are all part of a bold vision to transform Abu Dhabi into a pedestrian-friendly city. Streetscape, as the plan...

Mohamed bin Zayed views ‘The Surface Transport Master Plan 2030’

H. H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, viewed the Surface Transport Master Plan...

Phase I of Abu Dhabi’s rail network to be ready in 2015

According to the Abu Dhabi's Surface Transport Master Plan, the city will have its trams and metro systems ready for use in 2015.       The plan includes a 130-km metro network, covering the Capital City District,...

Dubai and Abu Dhabi consider linking metro projects

  It is reported that Dubai and Abu Dhabi could link their respective metro systems at the border between the two emirates. Officials at Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority said that they are considering extending the...

Abu Dhabi plans metro network

A busy road in Abu DhabiABU DHABI (AFP) — The wealthy Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi has announced plans to build a metro network, following in the footsteps of neighbouring Dubai. The Abu Dhabi Department...

Abu Dhabi metro trains to start operation by 2016, trams by 2014

Abu Dhabi: Metro trains will start running here by 2016 and trams are slated for 2014, officials have said. Abdullah Rashid Al Otaiba, Director of the Department of Transport (DoT), said: "Metro trains are expected...

Red Line open to integration with Abu Dhabi Metro

A top official of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said that deferring of the tendering of the Purple Line of Dubai Metro might result in the Red Line being extended to meet...

30% Emirati workforce for Dubai Metro

Serco Middle East, operations and maintenance provider for Dubai Metro, will apply a 30% Emiratisation staffing policy on the world’s longest driverless automated railway system. The metro has up to five different training and development...