The extended metro route, Route 2020, which was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday has Dubai’s biggest metro station.
According to the Roads and Transports Authority (RTA), the Jumeirah Golf Estates Station is the biggest metro station in the entire Dubai Metro network.
The underground station has a total area of 28,700 square metres and length of 232 metres. It can serve 11,555 riders per hour during peak times and 250,000 riders per day. The station has two platforms, four bus laybys, 20 taxi drop off slots and two designated parking slots for people of determination. It also offers 14 retail units of 466 square metres for commercial investment. The station has four ticket vending machines for buying and topping-up Nol cards.
It serves highly populated communities such as the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Production City and Dubai Sports City through metro bus link. In future, the RTA will consider developing the surroundings of the station on the principles of a transit-oriented development model.
The concept will significantly increase the capacity of the station and boost the number of users. The area to be built spans 360,000 square metres and buildings include residential flats and hotel apartments, commercial retail units and offices. More