Construction on the Route 2020 project will see services suspended between the two stations from January
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the suspension of metro services between the Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Ibn Battuta metro stations from 5 January 2018 until the middle of 2019.
Services will resume once the construction of a new station at Nakheel Harbour and Tower for the Route 2020 project is complete and linked with the existing network.
In the interim the RTA will deploy “regular free express shuttle buses for commuters between the two stations during metro service hours,” says Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younis, CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.
The Route 2020 project is an extension of the current metro system, starting from Nakheel Harbour and Tower and running 11.8 kilometres until the Expo 2020 site, connecting The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan Jumeirah Golf Estates and Dubai Investment Park on the way. Trial services on the route are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 with commercial services expected to commence in 2020.