More space for women on Dubai Metro

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: More space is being provided for female commuters of Dubai Metro with the rising demand and changing pattern of ridership, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News With the current women-only compartment being insufficient, RTA has moved to add half a cabin (car) for women during peak hours.
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News With the current women-only compartment being insufficient, RTA has moved to add half a cabin (car) for women during peak hours.

With the current women-only compartment being insufficient, RTA has moved to add half a cabin for women during peak hours. The total number of cars on the Metro is five, one of which is divided into a Gold compartment and a female compartment. The expansion will limit the general commuters to three and a half cabins.

“We do regular studies and we have a system of receiving complaints and feedback. We received several requests from female commuters for expanding the women only space on the Metro,” Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Metro operations at RTA’s Rail Agency, said.

Following the requests from commuters, he added, RTA carried out a survey to find out whether there is actually a need for expansion. More info