It was announced that the British rail regulation authorities are to give support and advice to The Roads & Transport Authority on the Dubai Metro. The UK office of Rail and Regulation (ORR) are to act as a consultant, providing guidance on safety after recently signing a memorandum of understanding.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of RTA, is said to be pleased with the announcement and added that the ORR will develop health and safety regulation of railways in Dubai , including powers for inspection and enforcement and will give advice on tracking performance and offer training to staff.
A department to assess all transportation projects, including the Dubai metro has recently been set up by the RTA.
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