Dubai Metro stops between stations, passengers stranded

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Commuters on a segment of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line were stranded on Tuesday evening after a train stopped between Al Karama and Al Jafiliya stations during peak hours following a technical snag.

Image Credit: Arshad Ali Commuters at Business Metro station on the Red Line.
Image Credit: Arshad Ali Commuters at Business Metro station on the Red Line.

As of 10pm, Metro services were fully restored after a technical glitch halted operations on the Red Line.

An hour earlier, more than 100 passengers were still stranded outside the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Station and were waiting for either public transport buses or taxis.

According to a Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official, the train on the Red Line was hit by an electrical failure, causing the metro to stall operations between the Union and Business Bay metro stations.

An RTA official said emergency evacuation was done from trains and stations and commuters were provided with free shuttle service. At least 1,110 taxis were stationed at the affected Metro stations. More info

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