UAE | Traffic and Transport

Snag at Karama station affects Dubai Metro service

Service was delayed in one direction on the Red Line only, official said

  • By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 23:56 September 14, 2012

Dubai: A technical snag at a platform in Karama Metro Station, Dubai, affected train service in one direction, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Friday.

RTA technicians Saturday were still trying find out what the problem was.

Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency said the service was delayed in only one direction on the Red Line and services on other directions ran on schedule.

An alternative bus service was provided until the service was back to normal.

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  1. Added 15:13 September 15, 2012

    @Anonymous: Although I agree that the cabs need to regulated better and they should be more accountable to pick up passengers, in your case you could have used the taxi booking service to pick you up from the station. I acknowledge booking a pick-up attracts extra charges and that it is not the solution but at least that way the taxi driver is accountable to pick you up. So keep that service in mind next time you get stuck.

    Tan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 12:59 September 15, 2012

    hi Mathew.. Royce was further commenting on "anonymous"'s comments..all around the same might be happy riding with your car, but Metro might be a significant service for many users. It is not only about technical issues, but how to deal with it in case it happens, i do agree that RTA shall either make deploy shuttles readily available to be in duty in case of any emergency or deploy taxis that carry passengers for free as a compensation to any delays incurred.

    Sam, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:02 September 15, 2012

    Hello Royce, You seem to be talking some thing else and deviating the topic. We are talking abt technical glitches. Tks - Mathew Litty Its not that i hate travelling by the metro i feel its not worth it. It might be time saving but i commute using my car daily to and fro. I can do any thing at my comfort zone as long as i don't harm any one hitting bumping into some one. The only draw back is that I might face a lot of traffic but i do enjoy my drive commuting so i don't even plan to take the metro ever.

    Mathew Litty, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 10:45 September 15, 2012


    basil, dxb, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 10:25 September 15, 2012

    Oh yes, Taxi drivers & rudeness. The cabbies in Dubai have no manners of any kind, rash driving, impoliteless. I wonder what their hiring process is!!!

    Royce, John, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 09:35 September 15, 2012

    It was an horrible journey yesterday night... though we understand that mechanical failure are common, we were asked to get down at business bay station and were told that feeder buses will drop us to our destination. till 11:45 pm no buses were in sight.. even this is understandable... since the incident happened all of sudden... but I really dont' understand why the Taxis were not willing to carry the passengers from business bay station...??? I wish when such incident happens, RTA deploys their personnel and make sure that RTA Taxis stop and carry passenger instead of being so rude and arrogant... afterall we were not asking for a free ride... there were about 500-600 passengers with family, small kids,, children in the mid-night and many passengers had to reach airport to board their flight.. it was pathetic scenes... and everything has to be blamed on the Taxis... really I am still wondering why there were not willing to stop and carry passengers??? hope RTA will look into this..

    Sunny, Dubai, United Arab Emirates