Dubai Metro carries record passengers on Monday

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By Andy Sambidge   www.arabianbusiness.com

Dubai Metro carries record passengers on Monday
Dubai Metro carries record passengers on Monday

Dubai Metro had its record day for passengers on Monday, official figures from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) show.

A total of 97,881 passengers travelled between the 10 stations on the Red Line during the second day of the Eid Holidays – some 354 more passengers than the pervious day.

In a statement issued on Tuesday to news agency WAM, the RTA said a total of 97,527 passengers used the rail network on the first day of Eid, nearly 60,000 more than the previous Sunday when just 38,841 people used the service.

Monday was by far the busiest day on the Dubai Metro since it launched to the public on Thursday September 10.

Saturday saw more than 64,000 passengers travel on Dubai’s new public transport system, Dr Aysha Al Busmait, director of RTA’s Customer Service Centres Department said.

She added: “This large response to use the metro certainly indicates that the public transport culture among different social segments is growing, and this will definitely contribute to diminish the traffic jam and reduce the pollution due to the large number of private cars.”

Al Busmait appealed to the public to abide by the safety and security rules at the stations and on board the trains.