By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
The Roads and Transport Authority recently increased the frequency of Metro trains and announced express services.
‘Emirates24|7’ went out to discover what more does the Dubai Metro user want done. Below are some of the issues they highlighted
Connectivity from and to the Metro can be a problem. Although some Metro stations are served by numerous buses (think of Khalid bin Al Waleed), other stations are better reached by a long and hot walk.
Mary from the Philippines work in Media City. The nearest Metro station is Nakheel. Although there are buses departing from Nakheel, they do not come anywhere close to her office. “I walk to my office and it takes me 20 minutes,” says Mary.
“In the winter I do not mind the walk. But in summer it is a disaster.
I arrive at work completely soaked. This is not very hygienic either.”
At other stations there are buses, but the frequency of these buses is very low. On top of that there are no bus shelters to wait for the bus. Walking becomes the better option.
“When I want to wait for the bus I should stand outside in the heat for 15 minutes, while the walk from the station to my office takes 20 minutes,” tells Yvette who works in Business Bay. “Now I found out about a bus that stops very close to my house in Bur Dubai and stops near my office. I stopped taking the Metro and I take the bus now.” More info