Earlier start for Metro; improved express service

By Sheena Amos

Service change scheduled from November 1st

DUBAI 26 October 2017: Dubai Metro will start half an hour earlier from the beginning of next month, according to RTA’s Rail Agency.

The Red Line services would start at 05:00 am instead of 5:30 am, while the Green Line would be in operation from 5:30 am instead of 5:50 am.

Dubai Tram would start at 06:00 am instead of 6:30 am as of November 1, which coincides the new edition of Public Transport Day 2017, said Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency.

“We would like to inform the public in general and metro users in particular that the Express Metro service had been improved by deploying trains in six stations, namely: Rashidiya, Rigga, Emirates Towers, First Gulf Bank, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the UAE Money Exchange. The updated service would start from 05:00 am in the above-mentioned stations in conjunction with the Red Line metro services. The selected stations are the most used metro stations by passengers to get to their workplaces early. This would ease congestion at the first metro service at all stations,” added Al Mudharreb.

metro station inside

“According to the revised schedule, Dubai Metro Red Line would be operational from Saturday to Wednesday from 05:00 am to 12:00 midnight, whereas the Green Line services would be available from 05:30 am to 12 midnight. The Tram service would start from 06:00 am to 01:00 am on the following day,” continued Al Mudharreb.

“On Thursdays, Dubai Metro Red Line would be operational from 05:00 am to 01:00 am the following day, while the Green Line would start from 05:30 am to 01:00 am the following day, The Tram service would start from 06:00 am to 01:00 am on the following day.”

“On Fridays, the Red Line would be operational from 10:00 am to 01:00 am on the following day. The Green Line would start from 10:00 am to 1:00 am the following day. The Tram service would start from 09:00 am to 01:00 am on the following day,” elaborated Al Mudharreb.

The Director of Rail Operations at the RTA Rail Agency reiterated the RTA’s keenness to ensure customer delight and customer satisfaction from various community segments by providing sophisticated, safe and fast transit modes that enable them to travel through the emirate of Dubai to run their daily errands and enjoy traveling in the metro, tram and other mass transit modes.