By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Three more stations on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro were opened Saturday, bringing the total number of operational stations to 21.
The new stations started receiving passengers as the metro operations started early morning at 6am. The newly opened stations included: World Trade Centre, GGICO in Al Garhoud and Noor Islamic Bank (Al Qouz) on Shaikh Zayed Road.
Some 14 feeder buses have been deployed to link the new metro stations with the surrounding areas offering bus service with 13-20 minutes frequency. This brings the total feeder buses serving the stations to 152.
“We expect the number of commuters will increase to more than 140,000 per day with the opening of new stations,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. He said the remaining eight stations on the Red Line of the Metro would open gradually in coming months.