RTA increases trips of Dubai metro on Red & Green Lines

RTA increases trips of Dubai metro on Red & Green Lines
The Authority disclosed that the winter timetable would be operational as of today (Sunday) 23rd October, 2016
By By Staff Emirates 247 news
Published Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will increase the number of Metro trips on the Red & Green lines in reply to the growing demand for the services from the public especially the metro riders in early morning, during various peak hours.

The RTA said that 276 new trips have been added on weekly basis, 154 on Red Line and 122 on Green Line.

Meanwhile the Authority disclosed that the winter timetable would be operational as of today (Sunday) 23rd October, 2016.

However, the RTA pointed out that to address the early morning passengers, three additional short trips would be operated each day from Saturday to Thursday and five additional trips on Friday on the Red line.

The authority added that two trips will be operated towards Rashidiya and that will be from Sundays to Thursdays & and one trip would be operate towards UAE Exchange.

On the other hand, the RTA revealed that the first trip would be started at 6:07 am. from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reaching the Rashidiya station at 6:55 am.

While the second trip would be started at, 6:27 am from the Al Jafiliya station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:50 am.

The third additional trip would be operated on the Red Line, starting at 6:02 am from the Burjuman station and reaching the UAE Exchange station at 6:52 am” according to Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes,” CEO of RTA’s Rail Agency.

He asserted, “On Fridays, five additional trips would operate on the Red Line of which three will operate towards Rashidiya bound & two will operate towards UAE Exchange bound.

The first trip would be started at 10:14 am from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 11:02 am.

The second trip would be started at 10:23 am from the Business Bay station and reach the Al Rashidiya at 10:56 am said Abdul Mohsin Younes.

He added that while the third trip would be operated on the Red Line, and will be started at 10:31 am from the Burjuman station and reaching the Al Rashidiya station at 10:51 am.

The fourth trip would be operated on the Red Line and will be started at 10:05 am from the Deira City Center (DCC) station and reaching the UAE Exchange station at 11:02 am.

The fifth trip would be operated on the Red Line and would be started at 10:06 am from the Al Jafiliya station and reaching the UAE Exchange at 10:56 am.

Also, two short trips are already operated starting from Burjuman station at 10:19 am & 10:25 an and reaching Rashidiya station at 10:39 am & 10:45 AM.

He added that 7 short trips would be operated on Friday early morning.

“On Saturdays, three additional trips would be operated on the Red Line,” he added.

The first one would be started at 6:03 am from the Dubai Internet City (DIC) station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:51 am.

The second trip would be started at 6:21 am, from the Al Jafiliya station and reach the Al Rashidiya station at 6:44 am, while the third additional trip would be started at 6:02 am, from the Burjuman station and reach the UAE Exchange station at 6:52 am,” he said.

Posted on October 22, 2016 in Dubai news

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