Posted by Neil King
The Dubai Metro has been a hugely successful infrastructure project, transporting nearly six million passengers in six months, new figures have shown.
Data released by Dubai's Rail and Transport Authority (RTA) showed a steady rise in people using the service since its launch on September 9th this year. According to the figures, 1,198,699 people rode the Metro before the end of September, while 1,762,816 passengers used the service in October and 1,904,956 in November.
The average daily ridership of the Dubai Metro stands at 59,347 passengers, the RTA said, while the number of daily riders at the Mall of the Emirates Station, the most used Metro station, is estimated at 10,000 people.
Such a rapid adoption of core infrastructure will encourage anyone considering investment in Dubai. Ramadhan Abdullah, director of rail operation dep't at Rail Agency said: "The success of the Metro is a real success for the city of Dubai and a true reflection of the developmental witnessed by Dubai city in various walks of life, the latest of which is Dubai Metro, which has succeeded in orienting the mobility patterns of a large number of commuters."
The Dubai Metro infrastructure was given a further boost last week by the confirmation of contracts to fit out and develop 11 new Green Line stations.