UAE: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has taken delivery of the first of 50 driverless Metropolis trainsets that Alstom is supplying for the Route 2020 extension.

The five-car train was shipped from the German port of Bremerhaven after being assembled at Alstom’s Katowice factory in Poland. It is 85·5 m long with capacity for 700 passengers at 4/m2.

The Route 2020 project to extend metro Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site is being undertaken by the Expolink consortium of Alstom, Acciona and Gülermak under a €2·6bn contract. Opening is scheduled for 2020.