Rail Agency chief announces earlier starts to help ease congestion for morning commuters
Improvements are to be made to Dubai Metro and Tram services from November 1, the emirate's Rail Agency said on Wednesday.
The unit of the Roads and Transport Authority said in a statement that it intended to "upgrade services, cater to the needs of riders and bring them happiness so that they reach their destinations faster".
Red Line services will start at 5am instead of 5.30am, while the Green Line will be in operation from 5.30am instead of 5.50am.
Dubai Tram operations will start at 6am, 30 minutes earlier than before, as of November 1.
According to the revised schedule, Dubai Metro Red Line will be operational from Saturday to Wednesday from 5am to midnight, while the Green Line services will be available from 5.30am to midnight. The Tram service will start from 6am to 1am on the following day.
On Thursdays, Dubai Metro Red Line will run from 5am to 1am the following day, while the Green Line will start at 5.30am to 1am the following day. The Tram service will run from 6am to 1am on the following day.
"On Fridays, the Red and Green Lines will run from 10am to 1am, while the Tram service will start at 9am and run until 1am.
Specific details about the November 1 service schedule adjustments were detailed by Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, director of Rail Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency.
He added: "The Express Metro service has been improved by deploying trains in six stations, namely Rashidiya, Rigga, Emirates Towers, First Gulf Bank, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the UAE Money Exchange.
"The selected stations are the most used metro stations by passengers to get to their workplaces early. This would ease congestion at the first metro service at all stations,” added Al Mudharreb.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Dear Sirs, Many thanks for the beautiful services that you have done for the city. My humble request is to start a few more services earlier on Fridays, maybe not as frequent as other 'Busy days" but a less frequent one, as there are many who want to travel early on Fridays too. Best Regards, Percy.