The World's Brand-Spanking Newest Metro Systems

Alex Pasternack
Transportation / Cars
November 10, 2009

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The first of the city's driver-less, fully automated metro network, and running partly on elevated viaducts, the Red Line is still only partly operational. But when it is finished -- and joined by the 20 km Green line next year -- the Dubai Metro will surpass the Vancouver Skytrain as the world's longest automated metro network. For oil-rich Dubai, which has the world's highest person/car ratio (1/1.84), the metro is a stunning and welcome change of pace from its other, well, dubious projects.

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