Dubai Metro Q1 ridership up 22pc; hits 40m
Dubai, April 15, 2014
The Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green Lines, has clocked 40.65 million passengers during the first quarter of this year, as against 33.34 million in the same period last year, marking an increase of 21.9 per cent.
“This year has witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of metro riders compared to the previous year; which has always been the core of our plans tailored to delivering a whole host of initiatives and service improvements capable of enticing all community members to use the metro as a primary transit means characterized by security, luxury and safety,” said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, acting CEO of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Rail Agency.
“The number of Red Line trips made during the first quarter of the current year has reached 30,400 compared to 26,359 trips made during the same period last year,” Al Ali explained.
“The number of the Green Line trips topped 23,876 compared to 7,841 trips made during the same period last year. The number of passengers using the Red Line during the first quarter of this year amounted to 26.13 million passengers, compared to 21.83 million passengers lifted during the same period last year.
“The total number of users of the Green Line in the first quarter of this year soared to 14.51 million riders compared to 11.53 million riders last year. Deira City Centre station on the Red Line has topped passengers count clocking 1.84 million passengers, with Burj Khalifa - Dubai Mall Station ranking close second with ridership hitting 1.81 million passengers. The Union Station came third reporting 1.705 million passengers, and Al Rigga Station was fourth in the passenger pecking order recording 1.62 million passengers,” he added.
“Al Fahidi Station on the Green Line came first during the first quarter of 2014 recording a ridership of 1.65 million passengers, followed by Bani Yas Station with 1.609 million passengers, and in the third place came Al Ghubaiba Station recording 1.207 million passengers, ahead of Oud Metha Station ranking fourth with ridership as much as 1.05 million passengers,” Al Ali concluded. – TradeArabia News Service