Jebel Ali Metro Station opens - Emirates24|7

Jebel Ali Metro Station opens

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, inspected the station on Thursday (SUPPLIED)

Jebel Ali Metro Station opened on Friday following the inspection visit of Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA.

Accompanied by the CEO of Rail Agency Adnan Al Hammadi, Al Tayer inspected the terminal station on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro and met with employees encouraging them to commit dedicated efforts and improve the customer service experience in order to win customers’ satisfaction.

He urged them to apply the rules and regulations set out by the RTA for maintaining various facilities of the Dubai Metro project.

The opening of Jebel Ali Metro Station brings the number of stations opened to 27.

The Jebel Ali Station is characterised as the only metro station built at the ground level and measures 132 meters in length and 29 meters in width and has a total capacity to handle about 11,000 passengers per hour per direction.

The Jebel Ali Station mainly serves Jebel Ali area and in particular the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) North and South as well as Jebel Ali Port. Jebel Ali Industrial Area is a home of about 6,600 companies employing about 129,000 employees and the number of staff accommodated within Jafza is in the order of 40,000 employees.

"As Jebel Ali Station is located at the terminal point of the Red Line, the track of trains in operation is extended by 9 km to reach 53 km. RTA will operate 24 trains in the morning peak hours and 29 trains in the evening peak hours at an interval between services (headway) ranging from 6 to 8 minutes in the morning peak period, and from 5 to 6 minutes in the evening peak period," said Al Tayer.

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