Dubai metro opens 5 more stations
Dubai, October 16, 2010
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai has opened five more stations - Business Bay, First Gulf Bank, Sharaf DG, Nakheel (near American University of Dubai) and Jumeirah Lakes Towers - on the Red Line of the Metro, said a report.
With this launch, the total number of operating stations has risen to 26 out of total 29.
“We will open rest of the three stations in the first quarter of next year,” Ramadan Abdullah, director of the Rail Operations at the (RTA) was quoted as saying in the Gulf News.
He said that he expected the number of commuters would increase by 15,000 per day with the opening of new stations.
Feeder buses to link these stations to the residential areas around the stations have also started operating, Abdullah said during his inspection of the newly opened stations.
The Dh28 billion Dubai Metro project is 76 km long and consists of 52.1 km of Red Line and 23.9 km of Green Line. The Green Line is expected to be open in August next year.