Dubai Metro crosses new milestones

Light rail system transports 33.3m commuters in first quarter of 2013

Dubai Metro
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Dubai Metro
09 Gulf News

Dubai: Dubai Metro has continued to rise in popularity, attracting more commuters everyday.

In the first quarter of this year, both the red and green lines of the world’s biggest driverless metro network transported 33.34 million commuters, indicating a significant increase over the same period last year.

Adnan Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Rail Agency at the Road and Transport Authority, said that this year witnessed an obvious growth in the number of the metro commuters compared to the same period of last year, adding that “this is what we seek to achieve through our annual schemes by setting a diversified package of initiatives and activities that contribute in attracting all segments of society to use the Metro as the premier means of transportation as it’s secure, safe and convenient at the same time.”

The 52-kilometre Red Line, which includes 29 stations, of which four are underground and 25 are elevated, transported 21.8 million commuters.

While the the 22-kilometre Green Line, which has includes 18 stations, six of them underground, transported 11.5 million commuters.

According to Al Hammadi, metro’s Red Line clocked 26,359 trips in the first quarter of this year, while the green line saw 7,941 trips.

Red Line Deira City Centre was the most used station, attracting 1,643,115 commuters from January to March, followed by Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station with 1,573,337 commuters, while the Mall of the Emirates station clocked 1,437,421 and Union Station 1,392,419.

Among the Green Line stations, Al Fahidi station came first, with 1,372,303 commuters, followed by Baniyas Square Station with 1,345,248, Al Ghubaiba Station with 1,116,000 and the Oud Maitha Station with 903,106.


  • Gopen

    20-May-2013 19:16

    One of the best metro rail networks clean safe and comfortable.Requestauthorities to extend services even on Friday mornings.

  • tahir

    20-May-2013 18:05

    Any chance by the authorities to extend metro services to New DubaiAirport in Jebel Ali (AMIA)

  • Anil, Cheruvalloor, Kollakadavu

    20-May-2013 17:24

    Obviously, Pauctuality in timing, hassle free Journey

  • Bilal

    20-May-2013 16:58

    This is great addition to Dubai as it is cheap to travel and itsblessing for the working class as well for tourists. I must suggestthat the frequency of trains should be increased because most of thetime the trains are jam packed. Also the timings should be extended in night.

  • Ajith

    20-May-2013 13:48

    Dubai Metro is the premier means of transportation as it’s secure,safe and convenient.

  • Muhammad Aadil

    20-May-2013 12:30

    Dubai Metro all the way. Very effective thumbs up. But I must say thatspeed should be enhanced and frequency of trains in peak hours should beincreased due to increasing overflow. I am sure the Dubai Metro willsoon overcome it and have solution in its mind.


    20-May-2013 12:05


  • R.Vasudevan

    20-May-2013 11:05

    Now that Metro lines are truly set and running well, it is time they ranservices on Friday mornings. Thousands of commuters are up and about onFriday mornings, and they need the Metro service. Again, they would dowell to run all night or late night services well after midnight, atleast during week-ends.

  • kunal vijay sawant

    20-May-2013 10:18

    i love to travel in metro because of comfort frequency as well as convenient mode of transport now a days in a busy street

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One of the best metro rail networks clean safe and comfortable.Requestauthorities to extend services even on Friday mornings.


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