Dubai Metro train faults: 1 fault every 4m km Al Tayer



His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the faults rate in Dubai Metro is one single fault per 4 million kilometers done by the metro i.e. one fault in one metro car every 800 thousand kilometers.

Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro

Such a rate is considered as excellent when measured by the standards of modern trains’ faults worldwide, and a testament to RTA’s commitment to provide the highest safety & security levels in the operation of the Dubai Metro.

This will translate into security, safety and comfort for the metro commuters from the moment they enter the metro station till their exit; which clearly demonstrates RTA’s Vision of providing Safe & Smooth Transport for All. Al Tayer made these comments in a tour that took him to the Control Center and Trains Maintenance & Cleaning Workshop at the Jebel Ali Depot during which he was accompanied by the CEO of Rail Agency Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Rail Planning & Development Abdul Rida Abu Al Hasan, Director of Rail Operation Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Rail Operation Ali Abdul Qadir, and a number of engineers.

During the tour, Al Tayer was briefed by Adnan Al Hammadi about the work mechanism adopted in Jebel Ali Metro Depot which spans an area of 110 thousand square meters, and acts as a standby control center for operating the metro in case of any failure in the Control Center at Al Rashidiya. Operation tests are carried out regularly for all the facilities of Jebel Ali Metro Depot to measure their operational readiness.


  1. It’s important to mention that the three Depots in Dubai Metro have the state-of-the art technology for controlling depot train movements called SMART DPPS ( Depot Personnel Protection System) Dubai Metro maintenance is perhaps one of the safest and most advanced in the world..