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Sep. 23, 18 | 10:07 am

Commuters who take the Dubai Metro will be able to experience riding new trains which will bear new designs and features.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Saturday that the first of the new Dubai Metro trains would arrive in Dubai in November 2018.

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) HE Mattar Al Tayer made the announcement after he attended the technical test run of the first train on a 500m test track at Alstom Company’s factory in Poland.

The train was tested in terms of speed and other safety features.

Al Tayer said that the new improvements will be introduced, such as dedicating the last carriage for women and children, and the first one for the Gold Class. The carriages in between will be of Silver Class.

While the exterior design of the trains remained unchanged, the new interiors with improved design will increase the intake of trains by 8% from 643 riders to 696 riders.

The RTA also said that additions include revamping the designs, without affecting the identity of handles, lighting, and locations of digital signage (VBSD).

They also include an illuminated dynamic map for the metro route & stations, using LED power-saving lighting system, and modifying the design of the luggage compartment to make it usable by standing commuters.

Improvements also cover the shape and number of handles, the use of modern digital display systems, distributing seats at the two sides of the train and increasing the gangway connecting between carriages.

The new carriages are customized to be used by People of Determination and the smooth boarding and alighting of riders.

“During the technical trial run, tests were conducted to ensure the readiness of the train along with the functioning and performance of all control systems under all conditions. Tests will continue until the shipment of the train to ensure the reliability of results.

“Tests will cover a wide range of issues such as the air-conditioning system, electrical feed & braking system, coupling of coaches, disconnecting of power supply, rail monitoring & control system, and operational tests of the train under normal and emergency conditions,” said Al Tayer.

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