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Revealed: Top 5 busiest Dubai Metro stations in 2016

Nearly 50 million people journeyed aboard the Dubai Metro in the first quarter of this year, with another 1.3 million riders utilised the Dubai Tram services.

Dubai's new Emirates Hills in the making with metro links to...

Dubai Hills Estate, a mega development by Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding within Mohammed bin Rashid City (MBR) City, will house 26,400 residential units and will have its own rail line connecting to the emirate’s two international airports.

Qatar sets world record for most tunnel boring machines operating at...

Doha now holds the Guinness World Record for operating the highest number of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in a single city at one time, Qatar Rail has announced.

RTA to extend Dubai Metro tracks to 421km by 2030

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveiled plans to extend the Metro tracks to 110km by 2020 and to 421km by 2030.

RTA accomplishes Real Time Passenger Information monitors project

Adel Mohammed Shakri, Director of Transportation Systems, RTA Public Transport Agency, said: “This project is part of RTA’s efforts to enhance the Smart Dubai initiative, and acts as an additional new channel for providing information about bus arrival and departure timetables,” adding that such a service is in use in some European countries and the USA, but saw its debut in the Middle East in Dubai in 2009.

Dubai Metro to have 70 stations by 2020

Plans to extend sections of Dubai Metro are on track with the designs of the expansion on three ends of the network currently being worked out, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official told Gulf News.

RTA could open two more metro stations

Officials are studying the possibility of extending Dubai Metro’s services to two more stations, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official told Gulf News. The authority expects an increase in ridership of five per cent annually. “RTA is currently studying the possibility of extending services to two more stations — one on the Green Line and one on the Red Line,” Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Rail Operations at Dubai Metro, told Gulf News.

332m passengers used public transport last year

According to latest statistics by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) the average number of daily riders in 2010 was about 957,000 persons compared to 800,000 persons in 2009. "The Dubai Metro has lifted about 38.888 million passengers in 2010 and the average daily rider-ship of the metro is currently hovering around 149,000 passengers and this number is poised to increase with the opening of the remaining metro stations on the Red Line..."

Tests mean delay for seven new Dubai Metro stations

The stations will not take passengers until April 30 because a dozen new trains are set to launch at the same time and require a few more days of testing, said Peyman Younes Parham, director of the RTA’s corporate marketing and communications department.