New technology to predict technical faults on Dubai Metro

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Further measures are being adopted to ensure that technical faults on Dubai Metro are quickly dealt with.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced high-end technology to predict issues before they actually develop.

By using a special algorithm, the Remote Asset Condition Monitoring System can spot potential faults with vital railway switches.

The move will slash maintenance costs and also help tackle service disruptions.

"The system will considerably reduce costs that would otherwise be spent on conventional maintenance of the metro. Accordingly, it will increase revenues and help achieve high-performance indicators in operation and maintenance," said Mohammed Al Amiri, Director of Maintenance at the RTA's Rail Agency.

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