Staff report www.emirates247.com
Since starting operation in September 2011, the Green Line of the Dubai Metro has seen ridership levels beyond expectations with as much as 11,849,172 passengers travelling through the Green Line up to last January.
Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Rail Operation at RTA Rail Agency, said: “The growing numbers of passengers using the Green Line reflect the substantial evolution in the culture of community members vis-à-vis the use of mass transit.”
“Over less than five months, the Dubai Metro Green Line has managed to break the 11 million passengers’ barrier. The ridership of the Green Line has hit 2.785 million passengers in last December, and in January 2012 the figure reached 2,849,171 passengers,” he said.
The Director of RTA Rail Operation indicated that the most popular metro station on the Green Line in December and January last was Al Fuhaidi where the number of users clocked 694,176 passengers; which is attributed to the strategic location of the station as it sits at the junction of Khalid bin Al Waleed Street, Al Musalla Street and Al Mankhool Street in an area packed with electronic and computer shops and several banks.
Next in the most popular stations list was Bani Yas as the number of commuters using the station over the last two months has hit 664,351 passengers. The station is in close proximity to the old business centre of Dubai.
The third most popular metro station was Al Ghubaiba which was used by 504,771 passengers in December and January last. The station is located in the heart of Al Bastakiya and Shindagha. More info