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Dubai Metro passengers rewarded

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director, accompanied by senior RTA staff, visited Metro stations and chose passengers who would receive a prize at random.

Stiff fines for running to catch Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro users should avoid running in the stations to catch trains as it poses a danger to other users and property, said a senior official. The warning came as a commuter complained that he was slapped with a fine for running inside the station to catch a train.

Seven more stations open on Red Line

Huge rush of commuters were seen at most of the new stations. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials, including Adnan Al Hammadi, Acting CEO of Rail Agency, and Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Operations, were visiting stations to ensure smooth launching of the new stations.

Al Tayer receives the Kuwaiti Consul in Dubai

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received at his office H.E. Ambassador Tariq Khalid Al Hamd, the Kuwaiti Consul in Dubai, where he explored ways & means of boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise between the RTA and its Kuwaiti counterpart.

RTA mulls tie-up with Chinese

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)?is considering co-operation and investment ventures with China Railway, said an RTA statement. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, recently received a delegation from China Railway, headed by Chairman Kuwang Young.

Public transport master plan on target

The emirate is well on track to achieve its ambitious target of 30 per cent of commuters using public transport in the emirate by 2020. The Dubai government's Comprehensive Integrated Public Transport Master Plan, which aims to provide a complete network of transport to passengers, has started yielding results with a marked increase in number of passengers using public transport.

Dubai metro to double number of trains in April – paper

Dubai metro will double its number of trains when seven new stations open next month, according to a report on Friday. According to The National daily, a transport official said that the move would reduce the maximum waiting times at stations from 10 minutes to six minutes during rush hour.

Dubai Metro gives boost to public transport in city

"The number of passengers in 2010 is set to grow further with the opening of rest of the stations on the Red Line of the Metro," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA. He hoped that only the Metro would carry more than 35 millon passengers this year as the users are increasing gradually.