susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten

The Dubai Metro Is Pulling Into The Air-Conditioned Station

Ground was ceremoniously broken for the Dubai Metro on November 1, 2005. Less than four years later, it has become a zero-emissions reality. The light rail was inaugurated on 09-09-09, and opened to the public on September 10. Ten stations across Dubai are open for shiny, futuristic business.

This is the "Financial Centre" Station, situated directly in front of the building I lived in when I moved to Dubai in Feb of 2004. (That's not my former home, shown. That's a similar building across the street.)

Inside the Financial Centre Station, as antivert and I exited to meet friends.

The same station, an hour and a half later, when dubaiwalla and I went back to ride around until it closed.

Map of zones and stations, displayed in Al Rigga (pronounced "Arr-r-r-r-rigga") Station.

Happy commuters, on the go! This is one of the platforms in the superlatively massive Union Station.

Tunnel vision: Watching a tunnel like it's television. These kids were waiting for a train to pass, going the opposite way. So were we, in fact.

Whenever one did, it looked like this.

And because I know you're wondering, here's what the Metro trains look like on the inside!
Tags: dubai, dubai metro, trains

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