By Staff www.emirates247.com
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has revealed a growth in the number of riders using mass transit means (Metro, public buses, marine transit means and taxis) in Dubai during the first half of this year.
Metro, Tram. The number of Metro riders on both the Red and Green Lines over the last six months topped 88,252,034 riders; compared with 81,403,876 riders during the same period last year.
The number of riders using the Red Line during the first half of this year clocked 55,783,626 riders, up from the figure recorded during the same period last year which was 51,799,232 riders.
Equally the ridership of the Green Line jumped from 29,604,644 riders in the first half of 2014 to 32,468,408 riders in the first half of this year.
Deira City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Burjuman and Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall stations have accounted for the lion share in the ridership of the Red Line.
Deira City Center Station has been used by 3,640,354 riders, followed by Al Rigga Station which served 3,614,141 riders.
Next came the Union Station recording 3,557,000 riders, ahead of Burjuman Station which received 3,500,000 riders and Burj Khalifa – Dubai Mall Station which was used by 3,392,219 riders.
On the Green Line of the Dubai Metro, Al Fahidi and Baniyas Stations accounted for the largest number of Metro riders where Al Fahidi Station was used by 3,600,000 riders, Baniyas Station was used by 3,200,600 riders, and Al Ghubaiba Station was used by 2,452,000 riders.
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