Nearly 1.5m use public transport on Dubai NYE

Roads and Transport Authority says Dubai Metro had more than 500,000 passengers
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By Staff writer
Wed 02 Jan 2013 11:37 AM

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that the number of commuters who used public transport on New Year's Eve clocked 1.45m persons.

Dubai Metro accounted for the lion's share with ridership touching new heights, as the number of passengers hit 587,542, a record since its launch of operations in 2009.

Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall, Business Bay and Financial Centre stations accounted for the highest number of commuters, as these stations combined served 506,813 passengers.

The number of public bus riders reached 322,066 passengers whereas the marine transit modes were used by about 40,000 passengers.

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