25 February, 2008

The trains have arrived...

The first of the Metro trains have arrived - here's what they look like...

13 comments:

Desert said...

I think they're rather being loaded onto the ship. Notice the surroundings of the area.

Keefieboy said...

You'd think they'd be in a bloody big cardboard box, wouldn't you? But this will make such a difference to Dubai: Madrid has an utterly superb Metro system, and they are still building it, extending to the outer suburbs and increasing the density all the time. Fabulous, fabulous stuff.

ali900 said...

i just cant wait to see the 'vip' section and so on - there will be a segrigation anyways...what will be a ticket price for them btw?

i somehow dont prefer the color :P

Dark AngeL said...

yay :)

MD said...

:D

It has a devilish 'eye'. But oh well...it's interesting!

rosh said...

Looks contemporary and has colour -me like it :) Hopefully, the interior shall not be all bling-ed out (unlike, the reigning architectural blings across town.)

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Nice photo. Thanx for posting Seabee...

I agree with desert, it looks like being loaded to the ship rather than off-loaded from her. Also, the flat-deck wheeled carrier is being pushed away from under the locmotive; an indication that the train is being pulled up to the ship...

This is only the driverless head locmotive of the train, and it's going to be tested for 6 months on the tracks without passengers.

Here are some other photos, probably taken by the same guy, I've recieved them via an anonymous (thanx anonymous):

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w180/dubaijazz/2004349579227982762_rs.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w180/dubaijazz/2004344954686474242_rs.jpg

Seabee said...

Yes you're right, the pics were sent to me as 'the trains have arrived' but now that I look more carefully the background and the workers look like departure rather than arrival.

Anyway, they're our trains and the rumour is that they're actually here.

moviemania said...

Wow this is so exciting! I can't wait til more information is released to the public!

Stained said...

If they have arrived than it seems like its in Fujeirah but as per Gulf News...they've just been loaded....

the real nick said...

It's being unloaded (wherever). Notice the guys tugging on the ropes tied to all corners of the carriage?
They usually do that to stabilize a load and maneuvre it down.

When hoisting a load up this is not needed. It's not like you could hold it up if it tipped.

B.D. said...

^^That's reading too much into this picture. Even if the text of news reports had not clearly stated these were being loaded on ship and due to arrive in the UAE in March, for test runs to start in April, the other photo features are obvious. The mountains are clearly not Fujeirah--why would the trains be unloaded there and not in Jebel Ali. The workers are all clothed for cold weather--much colder than the coolish weather we've had here. But even the "rope theory" mentioned above does not really hold water. It would make just as much sense to have the ropes to prevent the train from rocking and banging into the side of the ship while being hoisted up.

candle of hope said...

I hope it solves the traffic issues..

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