Dubai Metro Use Marks Revival of Public Transport


    The recently opened Dubai Metro public transport system has been hailed a success, with hundreds of thousands of people using it within the first few days of operation. The Dubai Metro, which opened last week, has been hailed a success by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).

    fSome 42,782 passengers, including timeshare owners, used the public transport system on Monday (September 14th), with nearly 280,000 people stepping aboard the Red Line service since its launch last Thursday.

    The initial use has been welcomed by the RTA, with director of marketing and corporate communications Peyman Younes Parham saying the body is thrilled with the figures.

    They indicate a revival of public transport in Dubai and reflect the uptake of the Dubai Metro as a means of mobility, he added.

    Some 29 stations are served on the Red Line, which runs for 52 km between Rashidiya and Jebel Ali.

    The locations of the stops will encourage timeshare owners and other travellers to visit parts of Dubai they may not have done otherwise, adds Ian Scott, director at the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the UK and Ireland.