By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
This year in September, Dubai Metro entered its fifth year of operation. Circa 2013, it serves two lines, 46 stations and has served more than 300 million passengers since its inception.
On November 28, the day after Dubai won the right to host World Expo 2020, Dubai Metro served its second largest number of passengers ever; on this day, 530,395 commuters travelled by the Metro. With a difference of little more than 50,000, this was close to the record-breaking New Year’s Eve of 2012.
This New Year’s Eve, in a couple of days, is expected to be even bigger. And proudly steaming forward to 2014, a lot more significant changes are expected to be unveiled.
Emirates 24|7 sat down with Mohammed Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operations at the Road and Transport Authority (RTA), to look back at 2013, while getting a sneak preview of the year to come.
Dubai Metro in 2013
This year was definitely a year full of exciting news for Dubai Metro commuters. On the Red Line, Energy Metro Station became operational in September, which means that now all 29 metro stations on the Red Line are fully operational. More info