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RTA Increases Trips Of Dubai Metro On Red & Green Lines
(23 October 2016)

 

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will increase the number of Metro trips on the Red & Green lines in reply to the growing demand for the services from the public from different social segments in Dubai, especially the metro riders in early morning, during various peak hours.  In total, 276 new trips are added on weekly basis, 154 on Red Line and 122 on Green Line. The Winter Timetable will be operational as of today (Sunday) 23rd October, 2016.

To address the early morning passengers, three additional short trips would operate each day from Saturday to Thursday and 5 additional trips on Friday on the Red line.

“From Sundays to Thursdays, two trips will operate towards Rashidiya bound & one trip will operate towards UAE Exchange bound .The 1st trip starting at 6:07 AM from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reaching the Rashidiya station at 6:55 AM.  The 2nd trip would start at 6:27 AM from the Al Jafiliya station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:50 AM.  The 3rd  additional trip will operate on the Red Line, starting at 6:02 AM from the Burjuman station and reaching the UAE Exchange station at 6:52 AM” according to Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes,” CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.

“On Fridays, five additional trips would operate on the Red Line of which three will operate towards Rashidiya bound & two will operate towards UAE Exchange bound. The 1st trip will start at 10:14 AM from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 11:02 AM. The 2nd trip will start at 10:23 AM from the Business Bay station and reach the Al Rashidiya at 10:56 AM. The the 3rd  trip would operate on the Red Line, starting at 10:31 AM from the Burjuman station and reaching the Al Rashidiya station at 10:51 AM.  The 4th trip would operate on the Red Line starting at 10:05 AM from the Deira City Center (DCC) station and reaching the UAE Exchange station at 11:02 AM. The fifth trip would operate on the Red Line, starting at 10:06 AM from the Al Jafiliya station and reaching the UAE Exchange at 10:56 AM. 2 short trips are already operated starting from Burjuman station at 10:19 AM & 10:25 AM and reaching Rashidiya station at 10:39 AM & 10:45 AM. Hence, in total, 7 short trips will operate on Friday early morning,” explained Younes. 

“On Saturdays, three additional trips would operate on the Red Line. The first one would start at 6:03 AM, from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:51 AM. The second trip would start at 6:21 AM, from the Al Jafiliya station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:44 AM, while the third additional trip would start at 6:02 AM, from the Burjuman station and reach the UAE Exchange station at 6:52 AM,” he said.     

“RTA has always been seeking to apply the world’s best practices and harness the most sophisticated technologies to make the public transport modes commuters happy and satisfied with our excellent services on daily basis,” concluded the CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency. 

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