The lighting design for the Green Line Station in Dubai, UAE, responds to functional and maintenance requirements and augments the three visual personalities of the station— the passenger experience, the far view of the station, and the visual experience for the drivers on the adjoining highways. We developed a dramatic yet respectful lighting scheme for the Green Line Station that would attract both travelers and visitors. A gradation of monochromatic light gradually sweeps through the terminal, as a train arrives and departs. When the train is not in the station, the exterior shell of the station emits a white glow. The concept for the lighting scheme comes from the pumping motion of a piston in steam engines.