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Dubai Metro to start earlier on Fridays

Services to start three hours earlier on Fridays, RTA also announces closure of Dubai Tram Marina Loop

Dubai Metro to start earlier on Fridays
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The Dubai Metro will open earlier on Fridays from 2 October, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The RTA said that the move was taking place in response for customers’ preference for an earlier start time to the service.

Metro services will begin at 10am instead of 2pm, in what the agency said would be a permanent change.

The RTA also said it planned to stop the Marina Loop service of the Dubai Tram, which would cut the total transit time of the tram from 54 minutes to 45 minutes.

In addition, the Dubai Tram will now cease operating at 1am, instead of 1.30am.

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