By Lily B. Libo-on www.khaleejtimes.com
The two newly opened stations are expected to serve 2,100 passengers in Al Jadaf Station and 1,400 in Creek Stations. The RTA predicted that these figures will double with the opening of property development projects around and near these stations.
The opening of Al Jadaf and Creek stations have been welcomed by commuters, particularly residents of Al Qusais area who work in the Dubai Festival City.
Filipino expatriate, Leala Rosendo, who lives in Al Qusais, said that going to her workplace in Festival City, will definitely be easier and faster with the opening of the two stations. “At least, I can now stop taking a car lift. Going to my workplace will now become cheaper and faster. I do not have to wake up so early. I thank RTA for this,” she said with excitement.
An Indian businessman, Sanjo Patel, said that travelling is much easier now from Etisalat to any point of the Green Line, as passengers do not need to go to the Red Line and take buses to reach these areas. “It is also favourable to buy properties along the Green Line in these areas as the residents will have no problem in commuting to work and to the business hub of the city, which earlier could not be reached by the Dubai Metro.”
Al Jadaf and Creek stations are elevated metro stations where the concourse and platform are on the upper level of the elevated metro track. Each station extends 132 meters in length and 29 metres in width, and has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers an hour per direction. Both have escalators and lifts. More info