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Watch out for power games in the left lane

Tailgating was responsible for 12 per cent of the traffic accidents in 2014, according to statistics released by the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate on Saturday.

Commuters gasp for air on packed peak hour trains

Commuters on Dubai Metro are calling for more breathing space during peak hours as the daily train occupancy increases significantly.

Dubai Metro mania on its fifth anniversary

The longest driverless Metro line in the world turns five today and perhaps there is no better way to mark half a decade of outstanding operational efficiency and world-class safety standards than carrying 500 million passengers, write Nivriti Butalia and Lily B. Libo-on.

Fire in a Dubai building disrupts Dubai Metro operations

A fire that broke out in a building under construction near the Burj Khalifa Metro station early Saturday morning disrupted Dubai Metro services for three hours, affecting hundreds of commuters.

Dh100 Dubai Metro fine for listening to music without headphones

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA), in response to a tweet on whether commuters can be fined if found listening to music without headphones on the Metro, said: “One needs to inform the RTA inspector and they will do the needful. The fine is Dh100.” As per the RTA website, causing inconvenience, discomfort or distress to other passengers in any way whatsoever will result in a fine of Dh100.

Metro marvels

All the Metro stations are under the careful eye of security personnel. Smartly dressed customer service staff makes sure that everything is in place. The customer service staff and security personnel are always ready with a smile to assist you and guide you the right way in and out of Metro.

Dubai Metro passengers can Read on the rail

A free newspaper geared towards commuters on the Dubai Metro was launched today. The weekly title, which has an initial print run of 80,000 copies, is called Read and is distributed in stations on the network's Red Line.

Readers split over Dh100 fine

Another reader from Dubai agreed with Ayah. He posted on gulfnews.com: "I have used [the] Tube and trains in London and Metro rails in India — there are no such rules for chewing gum but there is for spitting and if people stick them. What's wrong to have a drink [of] water on the Metro. It's [a] bit difficult to agree with this."

Commuters fume over Metro delays

Dubai: Metro users in Dubai faced delays on Thursday morning after the service was suspended for more than 40 minutes, Gulf News has learnt.

Dubai Metro lifts 7m commuters in 4 months

A statistic compiled by Rail Agency of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) indicated that Dubai Metro had lifted 7,592,066 passengers from the date it was launched on 9 September 2009 to January 2010 through 11 stations on the Red Line.