The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expects to witness considerable public turnout from various community segments including tourists and visitors with the launch of Green Line of the Dubai Metro.
According to Adnan Al Hammadi, CEO of RTA Rail Agency, the construction of the Dubai Metro’s Green Line was part of a master plan intended to enhance the integration of mass transit modes and expand public transport reach to all residential, trading and businesses in the emirate.
He said that the Green Line would satisfy the mobility needs in various key districts of Dubai as it runs across vital areas in Dubai.
“The line starts off Etisalat Station, which has an important geographical location being situated in Al Qusais at Al Nahda Street and sits in an area of high population density. It is therefore poised to be a point of attraction to the public, particularly those coming from Sharjah and other neighbouring emirates,” he said.
Among the key features of this station is the multi-level park-and-ride terminal linked with the nearby bus station while the building is also linked by air-conditioned footbridges.
“The Al Qiyadah Station, which borders the Dubai Police General HQ building, is expected to be hugely popular to individuals including visitors as well as employees, and the station is fitted with an air-conditioned walkway linking with the other side of Al Ittihad Road to serve passengers heading towards Al Mamzar Centre or other multiple commercial outlets in the area,” he said.
The Green Line also comprises Bani Yas Station, which enjoys the closeness to the old business centre of the emirate and abras plying the Dubai Creek. The Palm Deira Station, which is another tourist attraction, is likely to be equally attractive to community members and visitors being close to Deira Corniche, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Gold Souk and Deira Old Souk, he added.
“Among other key stations on the Green Line is Al Fuhaidi Station at the intersection of Khalid bin Al Waleed Street with Al Musalla and Al Mankhool Streets. This station is distinctively featured by a number of electronic and computer hardware selling outlets,” he said.