Dubai Metro's Green Line gets green light


By Afshan Ahmed

DUBAI // The Dubai Metro’s Green Line will go online in September, with 16 stations open to the public, the Roads and Transport Authority said yesterday.

Dubai metro
Dubai metro

The 23-kilometre Green Line, which starts at the Etisalat Station in Al Qusais near Emirates Road, will be missing two stops at first: the Al Jadaf and Creek stations. Those facilities are not scheduled to open because property projects in the area are not complete.

“RTA opted to hold the opening of these stations, though they are ready for operation,” said Mattar al Tayer, the chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA. “This is because of the non-completion of property projects to be served by these two stations and the lack of passengers to use them for the time being,” he said.

Mr al Tayer said the authority would consider opening the stations in the next phase.