We performed simulations to verify the traction power concept for the Dubai Metro Purple line. Rail and transit station design evolved from simple functional platforms to complex public transport interchanges and transit-oriented developments being used by millions of passengers each day. We helped the RTA Rail Agency in finding innovative solutions to plan and design, in order to reduce dependence on automobiles.
Consultation with local government authorities and service providers was undertaken to ensure that stakeholders' concerns were addressed during the design process. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) followed both local procedures and international best practice for technical environmental parameters and reporting requirements.
Geographic Information System (GIS) was used to combine Dubai’s development data into a geo-database, incorporating data sets such as: land use, traffic zoning, population, employment, existing and future multi-modal transport networks, utilities and geographical information. We applied GIS tools to facilitate the selection of alignment corridors by visualizing statistical trends and performing advanced analysis of the database, only possible through GIS.