Abu Dhabi Metro
Abu Dhabi’s metro rail system will run approximately 131km, and will be supported by tram and bus feeder services. Besides serving the projected increase in population of the city and relieving congestion, the metro will connect the mainland with communities such as Saadiyat, Yas Islands and Al Raha Beach.
Abu Dhabi metro rail system will be composed of four lines:
Red Line – Line L1 – 18 kilometres (11 mi) heavy rail rapid transit of which 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) will be underground
Blue Line – Line L2 – 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) light rail with 24 stops
Green Line – Line L3 – 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) light rail with 21 stops
Yellow Line – Line L4 – 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) bus rapid transit loop with 25 stops
Khalid Mohammad Hashim, executive director of the Land Transport Sector at the department, said the metro will have frequent stops and transport 30,000 passengers per hour in each direction. The frequency of the service will be 2 minutes. A network of tram lines with stations every 500 metres would service areas beyond the reach of the metro, Al Otaiba said, adding that a regional train service was expected to be ready between 2025 and 2030.
Abu Dhabi Metro was initially planned to launch in 2017-18.