By Elsa Baxter www.arabianbusiness.com
The number of people using Dubai Metro each week is rising, the latest figures from the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Rail Agency show.
Nearly six million passengers have travelled on the Red Line in the three months since it opened on September 9, the RTA said in a statement on Monday.
Each month the number of passengers has risen, figures show.
In September a total of 1,198,699 people made a journey on the metro. In October this rose to 1,762,816 passengers and in November it reached 1,904,956.
Mall of the Emirates was the busiest station with 929,116 passengers using the station between September 9 and December 9. The least used station was Airport Terminal 3 with a count of 214,051 passengers over the same time.
“The success of the Metro is a real success for the city of Dubai and a true reflection of the development witnessed by Dubai city in various walks of life, the latest of which is Dubai Metro,” said Ramadan Abdullah, director of the Rail Operations Department.
He said the average daily passenger volume of the metro was 59,347.
Most used stations
Mall of the Emirates – 929,116
Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station – 791,452
Al Ittihad Station – 711,785
Al Rashidiya Station – 586,555
Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station – 555,010
Deira City Centre Station – 535,170
Dubai Financial Centre Station – 462,941
Al Rigga Station – 382,443
Al Jafiliya Station – 289,222
Airport Terminal 3 Station – 214,051.