Serco Group and the Dubai Government Roads and Transport Authority have signed a five-year, $491 million contract extension for the company to continue helping the city operate and maintain its train system.
This extension also contains an option to continue work for an additional two years to September 2021, Serco said Wednesday.
Nearly 2,000 Serco personnel support the Dubai Metro, which the company says is the world’s longest fully-automated driverless train system at a length of 46.6 miles and speeds of up to 55.9, miles per hour.
The company began its consultancy and planning work for the Dubai RTA in 2007 and started to maintain and operate the Red Line’s first 20 stations in September 2009.
Dubai Metro’s Red Line now has 29 stations and the Green Line opened in 2011 with 20 additional stations.