Training for Metro’s Green Line staff gets going


By Matovu A. Twaha

A SOPHISTICATED training centre for the current Dubai Metro’s employees some of them to be posted to various jobs on the Green Line due opening in August, has taken off at the transportation headquarters in Rashidiya.

Dubai metroThe Centre, which is “capable of accommodating 150 employees,” is in the premises of the Main Operations Control of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

“It is equipped with all relevant technological systems needed for offering practical training to the Dubai Metro staff,” said the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTA Rail Agency Adnan Al Hammadi.

The preparations are not only for the Green Line, according to Al Hammadi but “in keeping with the strategic plan of the RTA in general and Rail Agency in particular as regards the training of the staff of the Dubai Metro.”

Flanked by the director of Rail Operations, Ramadan Abdullah and the director of Rail Maintenance, Ali Abdul Qadir, the officials unveiled the 9-hall Centre that can accommodate 150 trainees at a time.”

Currently, there are 150 new employees temporarily deployed on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro but “will be posted to various jobs in the Green Line; which will be up and running in August this year,” said Al Hammadi in the presence of several members of the Metro operator, Serco Company.

He described the training venue as “prepared in an immaculate manner to fit the training purposes on each aspect related to the Metro, and each hall has been equipped with various technological devices along with the associated visual display monitors, and WiFi internet connectivity besides providing all IT-related aspects in order to offer trainees with the required deliverables at the highest quality standards.

“The Training Centre will continuously hold various training courses related to different aspects of operations, maintenance, security, health and safety in addition to all supporting services such as human resources, finance, and contracts and procurement.”