Transport authority says passengers can now access timetable info via mobile phone
Dubai's transport authority has launched a new service to allow metro passengers to get timetable information via mobile phone texts.
The Rail Agency, a unit of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), said users could access the services through short text messages to be sent to 5223.
The service is coordinated with the Public Transport Agency via the timetables of the Journey Planner (Wojhati), the agency said in a statement.
Under the new service, users can send a text message to the number 5223 adding the letter D, followed by the code of the stand near the metro arrival point.
The customer will then receive a message communicating the timing of three inbound journeys.
Ramadan Abdulla, director of Rail Operation, RTA Rail Agency, said: "The RTA is keen on offering a bunch of new technological services that meet the needs of the public and facilitate the processes of using mass transit systems in general and the Metro in particular.
"Delivering this service is aligned with the highest international standards of mass transit systems, and enhances the satisfaction of customers who are the backbone of the success of our various initiatives."
He said the new SMS service will offer real-time information on Dubai Metro schedules to help passengers travel smoothly.