Dubai Metro reserves more space for women, children


By Majorie van Leijen

Starting February 25, the permanent compartment space for women and children will be increased to one full compartment, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in a statement to Emirates 24|7.

The half-size compartment that currently forms a women-and-children compartment during peak hours will become a permanent compartment dedicated to the group of commuters, from morning till evening.

Adding to the existing permanent women-and children space, this part of the Metro will now consist of one full compartment permanently dedicated to women and children only, explained Muhammad Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operations at the RTA.

With the addition, 27 seats will be available to women and children, or space for 1244 commuters that ideally fit into one compartment.

“There was a huge demand in this segment of commuters for dedicated Metro space. We have seen a great acceptance of the existing space and based on surveys carried out we concluded that there is a demand for more dedicated space,” said Mudharreb. More info