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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dubai Metro
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dubai Metro operations begin on 09/09/09 with 10 stations on the Red Line
Mattar Al Tayer during the press conference to announce the details of Dubai Metro operation



HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will officially launch Dubai Metro on 09/09/2009, starting with 10 key stations on the Red Line, namely: Rashidiya, Terminal 3 (Dubai International Airport), City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Khalid bin Al Waleed, Jafliah, Financial Center, Mall of the Emirates, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower. The remaining stations on the Red Line will be opened in phases over the next few months.


H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board & Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), elaborated on Dubai Metro operations by saying: “During the holy month of Ramadan Dubai Metro service will run from Saturday to Thursday from 06.00 am up to 12.00 am (midnight), while on Friday the metro service will start from 02.00 pm to 12.00 am (midnight). After Ramadan the Metro service will run from Saturday to Thursday from 06.00 am up to 11.00 pm, while on Friday the metro service will start from 02.00 pm to 12.00 am (midnight).

“Dubai Metro service is set to run at 10 minutes headway at a rate of 6 trains per hour with an intake of 3858 passengers per hour per direction"


Finally, Al Tayer said that the fare structure of mass transport systems in Dubai was designed to be affordable and said: “The metro fare is among the cheapest worldwide. For instance the fare of the trip from Rashidiya up to Jebel Ali is DHS 5.80 only. More than 700 Feeder Buses have been deployed to serve these stations on well planned and coordinated routes. These buses will have route numbers beginning with the letter F.


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