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Two new stations opened on the Green Line of Dubai Metro Line today; Jadaf and Creek Station. In order to provide smooth access to and from the stations, the Road and Transport Authority has introduced two new bus stops serving the two Metro stations from today.
Many more passengers are expected to board as they become accustomed to this new option for travel. It is projected that in the next few months more than 100,000 people will take the Green Line each day. The route cuts through some of the most congested parts of Dubai, along both sides of the Creek.
The opening of the Dubai Metro Green Line spells good news for property owners and bad news for those renting near the 18 new stations. The opening ceremony for the new line will be held on Friday, with 16 of the stations opening up to the public on Saturday. The other two will open soon after.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the extension of the operational hours of the Dubai Metro as of September 3, 2011 to 12:00 am on weekdays (from Saturday to Wednesday) and up to 01:00 am on weekends (Thursday and Friday). This timetable is synchronized with the impending operation of the Dubai Metro Green Line.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will launch on September 9, 2011, the official operation of the Dubai Metro Green Line; which stretches 23 km and comprises 18 stations in addition to the two transfer stations; Union and Khalid bin Al Waleed Stations shared with the Red Line.
Statistics offer valuable informational support to decision makers enabling them to take informed decisions, a senior official said. Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), made the statement as he received the chief executive of the Dubai Statistics Centre, Arif Obaid Al Muhairi.
The Dubai Metro Red Line resulted in a quality shift in the integration of mass transit modes in the Emirate as it formed the initial phase of a project considered the first of its kind across the region. This line proved to be absolutely important in inspiring the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) personnel to vigorously proceed ahead with the completion of the second phase of the project represented by the Green Line.
Plans for a 20km extension of the Dubai Metro Green Line to Academic City is being considered by transport officials, it was reported Monday. The project is set to be decided by the end of the year, and is part of a wider review of all projects being undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the National reports.
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