The Dubai Metro is planning to increase the number of trains during peak hours this March, to meet the boom in passenger demand. The trains will arrive at shorter intervals of five minutes instead of six, the Roads and Transport Authority has revealed. It also says it plans to add at least five more trains to the tracks. This will bring the total number of Red Line trains in action to 27 during peak morning and evening hours, helping to take on an added capacity of 30,000 people.
Over the last few months, the Dubai Metro’s popularity has rocketed, with an average of 170,000 commuters using it every day. The recent Dubai Shopping Festival also saw Metro soar by 10%, thanks to the influx of tourists to the city. The announcement spells good news for stations such as the one at Tecom’s Dubai Internet City stop, which is right next door to The First Group’s Metro Central Hotel Apartments. Alongside Dubai International Financial Centre and the Mall of the Emirates, it is amongst the busiest stop in the city.