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Over 10,000 Metro violations registered in 2011

The highest number of Metro passengers fined, were for eating or chewing gum, offences many said they were ignorant about. In 2011, 10,229 violations were registered, “majority of whom violated the rule prohibiting eating and drinking in certain designated areas,” the director of Rail Operations, Eng. Ramadan Abdullah Mohammed told The Gulf Today on Sunday.

Dubai Metro & Mall of the Emirates – Moulin's Video

Dubai Metro & Mall of the Emirates. Video 2011

Al Tayer opens Serco-Rail Agency Knowledge Transfer Program

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently opened Rail Agency and Serco (The Metro Operator) Knowledge Transfer Program; which runs through December 2011.

The Metro and the evolution of culture

Other benefits of the Dubai Metro are not as algebraic, but still noticeable, because mass transit ingrains itself into a city’s collective cultural psyche. For instance, the London Underground is quintessentially woven into the city’s narrative. Jokes and disdain abound for non-performing lines, and Tube delays play a regular role in the daily hustle. The New York Metro has been immortalised countless times in stories and films. It has been the imaginary venue for countless shootings, love affairs, chance encounters, and plot twists.

Roads and Transport Authority puts final touches on Green Line stations...

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board & Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that RTA had completed the construction works in most stations on the Green Line of the Dubai Metro, following the full completion of the 23-km long track extending along the Green Line.

Taxi drivers rue the opening of 10 new Metro stations

Taxi drivers say their earnings have taken a drop despite working twice as hard as more commuters choose the Metro for long journeys after the opening of 10 new stations.