Mass transport system becomes a reality in Dubai

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By Muaz Shabandri  www.khaleejtimes.com

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), said “This huge success has gone beyond the boundaries of the Emirate to the world over, stamping the prominent standing of Dubai as a distinctive metropolitan city and a hub for business as well as sophisticated living standards.”

He added: “Dubai Metro is also viewed as an iconic addition to the landmarks and high-flying achievements of Dubai, particularly as it used cutting-edge technology of the rail industry, and carved a niche for itself as the world’s longest driverless metro project.”

With a combined length of 74.69 kilometres, Dubai Metro holds the record of the World’s longest driverless metro network.

Speaking with Khaleej Times, Ramadan Abdulla, Director of RTA Rail Operations said: “Dubai Metro is achieving a daily average ridership of 300,000. This has led to the share of motorised trips in public transport to double in three years. It means public transport is now carrying twice as many riders as it was before the launch of Dubai Metro.”

He also highlighted that Dubai Metro and public buses complemented each other with an integrated fare structure and easy connection of buses at metro stations. More info