Sunday, August 10, 2008

More metro developments

As I was driving from Abu Dhabi to Dubai this morning, I noticed a bridge that crossed Sheikh Zayed road... It surprised me a bit because I didn't recall seeing it last week...but then again, I could have been distracted or not really paying attention to my surroundings.

But then I read this article and it explained it all!

It seems that I wasn't so distracted after all, and that the bridge was practically installed overnight! Pretty amazing:

The approved installation method involves full pre-assembly of the footbridge including the main structure of the bridge, the external cladding, internal fixtures and finishes, and electrical and mechanical items.


I had also always wondered how people would get from one side of Sheikh Zayed road to the other when taking the metro...and now I know :) One more question remains: how will people get to wherever it is they need to get to once they've stopped at a station? So say, for example, I take the metro and I stop at the Greens station....I then need to get to my place which is around 6 streets away...Now I know 6 streets doesn't sound like much, but keep in mind that:
a) Streets are pretty big here
b) Temperatures are unbearable in the summer

Will there be shuttle buses? How will this work?

4 comments:

Seabee said...
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Seabee said...

That's the problem isn't it. My walk to the nearest Metro station would be maybe two kilometres. There's no parking at the station. Am I going to walk in 50 degrees and 90% humidity to use the Metro? No, I'll drive to where I'm going.

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in hearing some suggestions since I might be able to make a change

Kifah said...
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