Dubai Metro announces expansion plans

12/03/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Dubai Metro announces expansion plans

Posted by Bob Brunskill

Dubai Metro has announced that it will double the number of trains on its network in the city state this April, the National reported.

According to the rail operator, the capacity increase will be a result of the opening of seven new stations on April 25th, a spokesperson for the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) told the news provider.

On the city's Red Line, train capacity will climb from 12 to between 24 and 26.

Ramadan Abdullah, head of rail operations at the RTA's Rail Agency, told the paper that maximum waiting times at the network's stations should drop to just six minutes during rush hour.

During off-peak times trains will continue to run every ten minutes.

Earlier this month, Mr Abdullah said that the city's Red Line carried almost ten million passengers between September 9th 2009 and February 9th 2010.

At the time Mr Abdullah claimed that the Metro's success was a manifestation of Dubai's bustling society.ADNFCR-2019-ID-19666851-ADNFCR