Extensive improvements made to interior designs
His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the arrival of all the 50 new Dubai Metro trains.
15 of these trains are designated for serving Expo 2020, and the remaining 35 trains are meant to improve the level of service of the existing Dubai Metro.
Al Tayer said: “RTA has introduced extensive improvements to the interior design of the new trains to make them more spacious and comfortable for riders. The last carriage is designated for women and children, and part of the first carriage remained as Gold Cabin. The rest are Silver Cabins.
“Seats in the new trains are transversal in the Gold Cabin and longitudinal in both the Silver and the Women & Children Cabins. This redistribution of seats enables the increase of each metro train capacity by 8% from 643 riders to 696 riders.
"The new carriages are configured to suit the use of people of determination and the smooth entry and exit of riders. Seats were redistributed at the two sides of the train and the gangway connecting between carriages has been widened.
"The exterior shape of the new Dubai Metro trains was left unchanged to maintain the design identity of the Dubai Metro and its familiar colours to the public.
The new trains are deployed at the Dubai Metro Depots at Al Rashidiya and Jebel Ali. RTA is currently conducting operational tests of trains on Route 2020 of the Dubai Metro Red Line.