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Dubai Metro stopped for 10 minutes on Tuesday, February 14, evening at around 7.30pm due to technical glitch. The trains stopped functioning between Union Station to Jebel Ali affecting the busy evening traffic. Commuters returning home after work had a tough time as entry gates were closed due to overcrowded stations.
Many people are unaware that sleeping on the Metro could cost them dear. "What's the great idea about slapping a fine on someone who falls asleep on the Metro?" asked another irate passenger. "Do inspectors get commissions for slapping fines for this non-offence?"
More passengers are expected to use the Dubai Metro with the Friday opening of the Jebel Ali station, next to an industrial corridor where thousands of people work, potentially changing Dubai's public transport scene. The Dubai Metro already carries an average of 170,000 passengers daily
In just one week, Dubai will see two major expansions to its transportation infrastructure, with the recently launched Ferry Dubai come on stream alongside the new Jebel Ali station on the Dubai Metro Red Line. On Friday, Shaikh Mohammed officially launched Ferry Dubai - the latest water transport service offered by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)
By Andy Sambidge www.arabianbusiness.com Jebel Ali Station, the terminal destination on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro, will open on Friday March 11, the...
"The Jebel Ali Station is mainly intended to serve Jebel Ali area and in particular the Jafza as well as Jebel Ali Port," Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, said. Jebel Ali houses around 6,600 companies employing more than 129,000 people.
Once completed, the Dh15.5 billion Dubai Metro will be the worlds largest automated driverless Metro system, with Green and Red Lines extending 75 kilometres and consisting of 47 stations, including 10 underground stations.