Kate-Lynne Wolmarans11 Mar 2018 AT 10:14 AM

Tunneling work on Dubai's Route 2020 expected to finish this year

The AED10.6 billion route will provide access to Discovery Gardens and more!
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans11 Mar 2018 AT 10:14 AM
Rendering of Route 2020
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Rendering of Route 2020
Route 2020
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Route 2020
Rendering of Al Wasl Plaza
© Twitter/RTA
Rendering of Al Wasl Plaza

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority has announced that tunneling work on the Expo's AED10.6 billion route is now 50 percent complete.

The news means that the route that will link hundreds and thousands of tourists to the already world-renowned site should be complete by the end of this year.

Aside from provide access to the site that will house projects like Al Wasl Plaza and District 2020, the new metro link will provide direct access to areas like the Discovery Gardens, Jumeirah Gold Estates and Dubai Investment Parks.

It will also see 50 new trains added to the Dubai Metro fleet. 15 of which will be used exclusively for the Expo while the remaining 35 will go to improving the overall traffic on the Dubai Metro.

Aside from ease traffic flow and connect new areas of the city, Route 2020 will also feature seven stations. Five of which will be elevated while two will be underground.

Overall, Route 2020 will extend the Dubai Metro’s Re Line by 15km from the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station.

If you're new to the Expo 2020 party, here's what you need to know...

  • The Expo is a global event that aims to educate the public on the various developments of the world, share innovation, promote progress and foster international cooperation. The Expo also aims to offer a multifaceted event where extraordinary exhibitions, diplomatic encounters, business meetings, public debates and live shows take place, all under one roof.
  • The project has an estimated value of US$33 billion.
  • More than 200 international participants including countries, companies, NGOs and educational institutions will be taking part.

If you'd like to volunteer for the event, click here.

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