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Seven million ride Dubai Metro in four months

Seven million ride Dubai Metro in four months. (EB FILE)

By Staff Writer

The Dubai Metro has carried 7,592,066 since its launch in September according to the latest statistics released by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Ramadan Abdullah, Director of Rail Operation Department at Rail Agency, said the agency opened Dubai Mall Station on January 3, one day before the official inauguration of the tallest tower in the world coinciding with the fourth anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE's ascension as Ruler of Dubai.

Ramadan said the Mall of the Emirates Station was the most used station with 1,265,646 passengers using it between September 9, 2009 and January 1, 2010. The second most utilised station was Khalid bin Al Waleed Station with 1,111,301 passengers. Al Ittihad Station followed next with 1,007,564 passengers, Al Rashidiya with 766,908 passengers, Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station with 766,472 passengers, Deira City Center Station with 749,930 passengers, Financial Center Station with 652,149 passengers, Al Rigga Station with 539,692 passengers, Al Jafiliya with 407,878, Airport Terminal 3 Station with 294,004 passengers and Dubai Mall Station with 30,522 passengers.

He said: "The Metro is witnessing considerable turnout on Fridays, official holidays and public events such as the two Eids and National Day celebrations. We urge users to be patient, not to push their way hastily to the trains, and read the guidelines compiled by the Rail Agency for the safety of all passengers. Commuters need not throng at the doors as it is a key factor for slow boarding and alighting."


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