Coming soon: Giant touch screens on Dubai metro stations


By Majorije van Leijen

Giant touch screens providing metro information will soon be revealed on the most important metro stations on the Red and Green Line of Dubai Metro .

The new technology is currently presented at the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) stand in Dubai Mall, which has been set up on the occasion of Customer Week.

Within the next couple of weeks 50 screens will be provided on 20 stations, and more may be added if the initiative proves successful.

The idea is much like the touch screens functioning as information points in Dubai Mall, this time providing detailed information about the public transportation system of Dubai.

For example, a passenger can ask for detailed information about the route he would like to take, explains a customer representative at the stand.

With a simple touch he selects the station of departure and of desired destination. The travel time and ticket fee depending on the Nol card selection are now presented on the screen.

The tap options are displayed on a Google map application, which allows the traveler to further plan out his route. Bus routes, connections, landmarks and directions can guide the commuter to the exact location.

Further information about the metro is available, such as metro times, Nol card fees, and a detailed map of the metro station, including the location of the bathroom, telephone and ticket office.

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