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Dubai metro, tram and marine services suspended until April 5

DUBAI, March 30, 2020

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has extended the suspension of public transport services - metro, tram and marine - across the emirate until April 5.
 
The move comes as part of the National Disinfection Programme jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.
 
According to the RTA, public transit services - metro, tram and marine - will cease to operate from 8pm to 6am daily up until April 5. 
 
The services will operate during regular timings outside of the hours during which disinfection processes will take place.
 
The RTA also announced ceasing all marine transport services including abras, ferry and water taxi, until April 30 as part of precautionery measures taken to curb the spread of CovidD-19.
 
"During these hours over this period, all public transport means in Dubai will cease services, and will operate on regular schedules outside those hours i.e. from 7am to 7pm," it noted.
 
Full operational timetables will be restored by the end of the National Disinfection Programme, the transport authority added.
 
RTA said that all public transport journeys will commence at 7am. The last journey on Dubai Metro's Red Line will depart at 6.02pm from Rashidiya Station to UAE Exchange Station, and at 6.02pm UAE Exchange Station to Rashidiya Station, the RTA explained.
 
On the Green Line, the RTA added, the last train will depart from Creek Station to Etisalat Station at 6.13pm, and the last train departs from Etisalat Station to Creek Station at 6.17pm.
 
The last intercity bus service will depart at 4pm to Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, and 5pm to Ajman and Sharjah, the authority added.-TradeArabia News Service



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