Three more Dubai Metro stations open

Newly opened stations include: World Trade Centre, GGICO in Al Garhoud and Noor Islamic Bank (Al Qouz) on Shaikh Zayed Road

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    Some 14 feeder buses have been deployed to link the new metro stations with the surrounding areas offering bus Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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    A metro train leaves the Trade Centre station, one of the three new Dubai Metro stations opened on Saturday. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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    The new stations started receiving passengers as the metro operations started early morning at 6am Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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    A passenger looks at the information board at the GGICO Metro station in Al Garhoud, one of the three new stat Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
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Dubai: Three more stations on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro were opened Saturday, bringing the total number of operational stations to 21.

The new stations started receiving passengers as the metro operations started 6am.

The newly opened stations include: World Trade Centre, GGICO in Al Garhoud and Noor Islamic Bank (Al Qouz) on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Some 14 feeder buses have been deployed to link the new metro stations with the surrounding areas offering bus service with 13-20 minutes frequency. This brings the total feeder buses serving the stations to 152.

“We expect the number of commuters will increase to more than 140,000 per day with the opening of new stations,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. He said the remaining eight stations on the Red Line of the Metro would open gradually in coming months.

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  • Kevin Mcullam

    May 16, 2010 6:17

    I urge the RTA Authorities, to start to send atleast some mode of transport (it would be really nice if they opened the JLT Station) as soon as possible, as it is very important for JLT residences and only us residences will understand the importance. There are not even a single feeder buses thus forcing us to buy cars when everyone else in Dubai have easy access to the public transport. If the RTA dont take sudden action, then they can be sure that people will start leaving JLT

  • Sachin

    May 16, 2010 12:37

    JLT seem to be the most ignored location.JLT has no access to public transport. Nor bus routes/stops inside JLT nor train station. and not even feeder buses from nearest Nakheel harbour or Marina stations. The marina station located at far end of JLT serves only select nearby residents since no feeder buses from there operating in JLT.Despite so many high rise office & residential towers, this place not accessible by any mode of public transport.The residents of JLt are forced to take expensice cabs Now we hear that the remaining stations may start by end of the year. It seems RTA is more interested to open stations serving shopping centres rather than those serving the actual community areas.

  • Shivs

    May 16, 2010 11:48

    When are RTA starting the JLT station?? Y did they stop the feeder buses going to Nakheel Harbour from Marina..

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I urge the RTA Authorities, to start to send atleast some mode of transport (it would be really nice if they opened the JLT Station) as soon as possible, as it is very important for JLT residences and only us residences will understand the importance. There are not even a single feeder buses thus forcing us to buy cars when everyone else in Dubai have easy access to the public transport. If the RTA dont take sudden action, then they can be sure that people will start leaving JLT

Kevin Mcullam

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