Snag at Karama station affects Dubai Metro service

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

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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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  • Tan

    Sep 15, 2012 3:13

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

  • Sam

    Sep 15, 2012 12:59

    hi Mathew.. Royce was further commenting on "anonymous"'scomments..all around the same topic..you might be happy riding with yourcar, but Metro might be a significant service for many users. It is notonly about technical issues, but how to deal with it in case it happens,i do agree that RTA shall either make deploy shuttles readily availableto be in duty in case of any emergency or deploy taxis that carrypassengers for free as a compensation to any delays incurred.

  • Mathew Litty

    Sep 15, 2012 11:02

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

  • basil

    Sep 15, 2012 10:45

    YES I AGREE WITH U THAT CABBIES IN DUBAI ARE RUDE AND HAVE NO MANNERS ATALL HOW TO SPEAK TO PASSENGERS.

  • Royce

    Sep 15, 2012 10:25

    Oh yes, Taxi drivers & rudeness. The cabbies in Dubai have nomanners of any kind, rash driving, impoliteless. I wonder what theirhiring process is!!!

  • Sunny

    Sep 15, 2012 9:35

    It was an horrible journey yesterday night... though we understand thatmechanical failure are common, we were asked to get down at business baystation 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 frombusiness bay station...??? I wish when such incident happens, RTAdeploys their personnel and make sure that RTA Taxis stop and carrypassenger instead of being so rude and arrogant... afterall we were notasking for a free ride... there were about 500-600 passengers withfamily, small kids,, children in the mid-night and many passengers hadto reach airport to board their flight.. it was pathetic scenes... andeverything has to be blamed on the Taxis... really I am still wonderingwhy there were not willing to stop and carry passengers??? hope RTA willlook into this..

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

Tan

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