Metro goes Green in September

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RTA announces Dubai Metro’s Green Line ready for operation and scheduled for launch in September. By targeting the dynamic and high-density commercial, government and residential areas, RTA expects a rise in public transport users with the opening of the new Green line.

Spanning 23-kilometres, the Green Line starts at the Etisalat Station in Al Qusais near Emirates Road. It will, however, be missing two stops initially: the Al Jadaf and Creek stations. These stations are not scheduled to open because property projects in the area are not complete and there is also a lack of passengers for the time being. Mr. Mattar al Tayer, the chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA, said the authority would consider opening the stations in the next phase.

The completion of the vital Dubai Metro project culminated the continual support and attention of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to uplift the infrastructure of Dubai, and epitomize RTA Strategic Plan. This plan was aligned with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 (Infrastructure Sector), aimed at providing integrated roads and transit systems ensuring smooth mobility and highest safety levels to all network users.

Other stations on the Green Line will include the Al Qusais Station, Airport Free Zone Station, Al Nahda Station, Stadium Station, Al Qiyadah Station, Abu Hail Station and Abu Baker Al Siddique Station.

The common Union Square Station on both lines is linked to Salahuddin and the Baniyas Square stations on the Green Line. Radiating a traditional Arabic feel, the Palm Deira, Al Ras and Al Ghubaiba stations on the line have been designed differently from other stations. Oud Mehta and Dubai Health Care City which will be used mainly by commuters from hospitals, schools and community clubs in the area, officials said.

RTA will operate 13 trains in the morning and peak hours, while 10 will run during the off-peak time. Hours of operation will be Saturday through Wednesday, 6am to 10 pm; Thursday from 6am to 11 pm; and Friday from 1pm to 11 pm.

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