Dubai metro records 5.9 million passengers in September

05 October 2011

The newly-opened Green line handled 1.3 million passengers

Passenger traffic on both lines of the Dubai Metro reached more than 5.9 million in September.

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) says that 4.6 million passengers travelled on the Red line and just under 1.3 million travelled on the new Green line that began operating on 10 September.

“The number of the metro riders on both the Red and Green lines across the Union Station is estimated as 30,000 passengers a day and the ridership on the Green line has consistently picked up towards the end of September,” says Mattar al-Tayer, executive director of the RTA.

More passengers are expected to use the Dubai metro as the winter season approaches.

On the Green line, Al-Fihaidi, Bani Yas, Oud Metha and Al-Ghubaiba stations recorded the most traffic.

About 106,000 passengers used the new Green line of Dubai metro in its first two days of operation (MEED 13:9:11).

On the Red line, Union Station, Khalid bin al-Waleed, Deira City Centre and Mall of the Emirates stations consistently record the most amount of passenger traffic.

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