Adnan Al Hammadi
Dubai Metro carries 33.3m commuters in Q1
Dubai, May 20, 2013
Dubai Metro transported more than 33.3 million commuters both Red and Green lines during the first quarter of the year, indicating a significant increase in figures compared to the same period last year.
Adnan Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of the Rail Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai, said: “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 featured to be secure, safe and luxurious at the same time.”
“The 52-kilometer Red Line includes 29 stations, four of them are underground and 25 are elevated, meet the requirements of all individuals in their transportation in the main areas in Dubai,” he added.
According to Al Hammadi, the number of trips through the Metro in the first quarter of this year reached 26,359, while the number reached 7,941 through the Metro’s Green Line.
He also revealed that the Red Line transported in the first quarter 21,803,705 commuters.
Deira City Centre Station ranked on top in attracting around 1.64 million commuters from January to March, followed by Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station with 1.57 million commuters, while the Mall of the Emirates station came in third with 1.43 million commuters, followed by Al Ittihad station with 1.39 million.
While regarding Dubai Metro’s Green Line, the CEO of the Rail Agency explained that the 22-kilometer Green Line that includes 18 stations 6 out of which are underground, transported 11.53 million commuters in the first quarter of this year.
According to Al Hammadi, Al Fahidi station came first in the number of people transported which reached 1.37 million followed by Baniyas Square Station with 1.34 million commuters., Al Ghubaiba station came third with 1.11 million commuters, followed by the Oud Maitha station with 903,106 commuters. – TradeArabia News Service
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