Dubai Metro: 7 years and 830 million riders

Dubai Metro is celebrating its seventh year today. According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during this period, it has served more than 830 million riders since it was rolled out on September 9, 2009.

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Dubai Metro is celebrating its seventh year today. According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during this period, it has served more than 830 million riders since it was rolled out on September 9, 2009. 

To put the figures in perspective, using the law of averages, 118,571,429 riders use the Metro every year; that’s 9,880,952 every month. Daily average riders are 329,365 or 13,723 every hour and 229 every minute or 3.8 riders hop in the Metro every second. The world’s most populous countries are China and India with 1.4 billion and 1.3 billion people respectively and the Metro has transported 830 million riders.

Public transport systems, which are safe, clean and affordable, are an essential part of development. As living standards increase, the demand for transportation also rises and it is good to note that in the first six months of this year alone, 273,452,791 passengers used Dubai’s public transport. Of this figure, 35.38 per cent or 96,486,495 riders used the Metro (both Red Line and Green Line)

Dubai Metro is celebrating its seventh year today. According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during this period, it has served more than 830 million riders since it was rolled out on September 9, 2009.

To put the figures in perspective, using the law of averages, 118,571,429 riders use the Metro every year; that’s 9,880,952 every month. Daily average riders are 329,365 or 13,723 every hour and 229 every minute or 3.8 riders hop in the Metro every second. The world’s most populous countries are China and India with 1.4 billion and 1.3 billion people respectively and the Metro has transported 830 million riders.

Public transport systems, which are safe, clean and affordable, are an essential part of development. As living standards increase, the demand for transportation also rises and it is good to note that in the first six months of this year alone, 273,452,791 passengers used Dubai’s public transport. Of this figure, 35.38 per cent or 96,486,495 riders used the Metro (both Red Line and Green Line) More info

By Angel Tesorero /Dubai  www.khaleejtimes.com

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