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Dubai's Metro Rail Starts Rolling

Citywide metro rail service is set to begin operations today in Dubai. The system will start out with ten operational stations, but eventually include 47 stops along 70 kilometers of track.

The rapid implementation of the rail system is being heralded as a major infrastructural improvement in the city, and one that some expect to bring about big changes to the city's urbanity.

"Considering that construction of the most modern Metro system on the planet only commenced on the fifth of the fifth month of 2005, a grand opening a few months beyond four years hence represents a monumental achievement in a practical sense. Putting the last statement in perspective, the Red Line stretches over a distance of 47 kilometres, with stations located on average every 1.5km. On eventual of completion of both lines, there is a Green counterpart; the linear track count will rise to 70km and the network will embrace 47 stations, nine of them underground."

Full Story: Metro will propel Dubai to a new era of urban appeal

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