Roads & Transport Authority – Fahad Al Maamari: The Marketing & Corporate Communication Department, Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) received, at the Theatre Hall of RTA new premises, students delegation from Al Ain University comprising 33 students, in addition to 4 administrative tutors, with the aim of reviewing the Dubai Metro.According to Peyman Younes Parham, Director of RTA Marketing & Corporate Communication, the visit aimed at acquainting the visiting students delegation with the latest safe & smooth means of mobility in Dubai i.e. the Dubai Metro; which has become a destination for tourists, visitors and users of mass transport means across Dubai.
“This visit is a scientific expedition by a delegation of university students who are interested in acquainting themselves with all matters related to Dubai Metro in terms of departments and affiliated sections, operational issues, stations, plans & projects undertaken by the Rail Agency from inception, and achievements made since the launch of the metro service on 09/09/09,” added Peyman.
During the visit, RTA employees gave a brief account to the students delegation on RTA Rail Agency covering the stations, operational lines, service hours, public services in the metro stations & trains, and the integration with the rest of public transport systems. Such a link is made through Al Ittihad station, which is located near the main bus station and linked up with marine transport means on the Creek, as well as Rashidiya and Jebel Ali stations. The visiting delegation was then treated to visual presentation providing a detailed explanation about the metro systems, current & future projects planned by the Rail Agency, and the automatic control of the Dubai Metro.
For their part, the students of Al Ain University expressed their delight with this scientific journey; which offered them exposure to the Dubai Metro. Some of them showed willingness to choose Dubai Metro as a work model of their graduation projects. At the end of the visit RTA opened the door for questions from the students with regard to Rail Agency and Dubai Metro which have been answered by the concerned RTA specialists.