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 busImage 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 6amImage 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 statImage 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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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

16 May 2010 18:51jump to comments
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