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44,155 passengers ride Dubai Metro on Tues

Official figures show 323,996 passengers use metro since it opened six days ago.

44,155 passengers ride Dubai Metro on Tues
METRO RIDE: A total of 323,996 passengers have used the metro since in opened six days ago. (ITP Images)

Some 44,155 passengers used Dubai Metro on Tuesday, taking the total number of passengers on the network in the six days since it opened to 323,996.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the latest figure represented a three percent rise in the number of passengers compared to that reported on Sunday.

"The number of metro commuters has topped 300k passengers during the first week of the metro inauguration; which is well ahead of expectations,” said Peyman Younes Parham, the RTA’s director of marketing and corporate communications.

The RTA said in a statement on Wednesday that the launch of the metro had also “slashed the number of vehicles on Dubai roads by 187,500 vehicles”.

"These figures are a huge credit to the RTA as they reflect the significant turnout and public up-take of Dubai Metro as a means of mobility,” Younes said.

The metro is currently averaging 54,000 passengers per day.

Ten stations were opened to the fee paying public on the metro’s Red Line on September 9.

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Rich 11 years ago

Presumably these figures have to be roughly divided by two to get an approximation of the numbers of passengers? I assume passengers who take the metro to work/a social engagement generally return on the metro?

Rich 11 years ago

I was referring to the number of unique passengers who are riding the metro...

Mahendra 11 years ago

Once all the lines are operational and people are confident that the Main Control (software) is stable , Majority of the Population will use this mode of transport.

The Don 11 years ago

In network industries (like airlines and train systems) what counts is the paying ticket and not the unique passengers. The revenue system for the metro doesn't capture the passenger names or identity to help identifying unique passengers. Going to that level is not important and doesn't add value to the metro customer relationship management nor economics of operations>