By Staff www.emirates247.com
Nearly 50 million people journeyed aboard the Dubai Metro in the first quarter of this year, with another 1.3 million riders utilised the Dubai Tram services.
Al Rigga on the Red Line topped the stations in terms of ridership during the quarter, recording 2,065,201 riders, while Al Fahidi Station on the Green Line was the second busiest, with ridership of 2,050,237.
The statistics were revealed by the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, which reported a year-on-year increase on both its Red and Green metro lines.
The Dubai Metro served 49,913,698 riders between January and March of 2016, while the Dubai Tram reported a ridership of 1,338,601.
In a statement, Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency of the RTA, said: “This rise in the ridership of both, the metro and tram during the first three months of this year, is indicative of the appeal of these modes to residents and visitors of Dubai.
“The metro and tram are shaping into prime mobility means within the Emirate, thanks to their smooth, enjoyable and safe transit experience offered to various commercial and residential communities across the Emirate.” More info