Test run of the Dubai Metro begins

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Test run of the Dubai Metro begins
Staff Report Published: May 12, 2008, 10:18

Dubai: Officials from the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) have tested a five-car Metro train on a stretch of completed track near Jebel Ali on Monday.

Witnesses said the train, which can reach speeds of up to 40km per hour, passed through an uncompleted station a number of times.

The first line of Dubai’s Dh15.5 billion Metro system is expected to be complete by September next year. The second will be ready by March 2010.

The RTA said more Metro trains will be seen travelling up and down the test stretch in the coming months as testing continues.