Keolis-MHI will be responsible for the maintenance of Dubai Metro, which has also been awarded the business concession
Dubai’s metro and tram network spans about 100km and has 64 stations served by 129 metro trains and 11 trams.
Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, began operations of Dubai’s tram and metro operations, which marks the company’s first operation of an urban rail transport system outside of Japan.
The services are operated through Keolis-MHI Rail Management and Operation LLC (Keolis-MHI), a consortium led by Keolis, a subsidiary of SNCF (French National Railway Company) and CDPQ (Caisse de dépot et placement du Quebec), and Mitsubishi Corporation.
“The metro is a brilliant addition to Dubai’s iconic landmarks as it uses state-of-the-art rail technology. Billed as the longest driverless metro project worldwide, Dubai Metro contributed to boosting the global competitiveness of Dubai and its success in hosting mega-events, such as Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be launched this October,” Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the board of executive directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) said.
Dubai Metro spans 90 kilometres, connecting Dubai International Airport and the Dubai Expo 2020 site, and the Dubai Tram network runs for 10.6 kilometres.
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