June 13, 2024
Transport UAE

Three Dubai Metro Stations Resume Service

Following Extensive Operational Testing

The resumption of regular passenger service at Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq metro stations on the Red Line, effective May 19, 2024, is a significant development for the residents and visitors of Dubai. This comes after completing operational and safety tests by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at the three metro stations.

Between April 16 and 17, 2024, Dubai emirate experienced unprecedented waterlogging following the country’s heaviest rainfall in the past 75 years. This affected the regular operation of the public transport system in Dubai, including the Dubai Metro network.

Dubai’s RTA announced the three metro stations’ full operational and safety readiness on May 18, 2024, following a meticulous and thorough maintenance and testing process. This reflects Dubai RTA’s commitment to delivering secure and seamless public transportation services in the Gulf emirate.

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Dubai’s RTA conducted the operational and safety tests at the three metro stations in partnership with Keolis-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the consortium with the concession to operate the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram networks.

Comprehensive Testing

These tests have rigorously evaluated the efficiency and reliability of various metro facilities, including platform doors, lifts, escalators, and other service amenities, ensuring the highest safety and reliability standards.

Critical performance indicators such as train power capabilities and service frequency were rigorously evaluated through trial runs, ensuring optimal service delivery and punctuality.

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Equiti station is located on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro network. Credit: Dubai’s RTA

To further enhance passenger convenience and accessibility, Dubai’s RTA provides metro feeder bus services that align with Dubai Metro’s operational hours.

Energy metro station on the Red Line is slated to return to regular service next week.

The Dubai Metro network offers a fast and convenient mode of travel for city residents and visitors alike. Launched with much fanfare, the state-of-the-art metro system has redefined urban mobility in Dubai, providing a reliable alternative to congested roads and highways.

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Dubai Metro and Tram networks map, and fares and fines. Credit: Arnold Pinto

Since its inception, Dubai Metro has become synonymous with efficiency and modernity, reflecting the city’s commitment to innovation and sustainability.

With its sleek design and cutting-edge technology, the metro network has significantly reduced travel times, facilitating seamless journeys across Dubai and beyond. Passengers can easily traverse the city, connecting key landmarks, business districts, and residential areas.

Advanced Infrastructure

One of the critical features of driverless Dubai Metro is its punctuality and reliability. The metro operates precisely and has advanced signalling systems and automated train control mechanisms, ensuring minimal disruptions and delays. This reliability has earned the trust and confidence of commuters, who rely on the metro for their daily travels.

The Dubai Metro, a champion of sustainable transportation, has significantly contributed to easing traffic congestion, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting a cleaner and greener environment. By encouraging mass transit usage, the metro aligns with Dubai’s sustainability goals and vision for a smart city.

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Mashreq station is located on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro network. Credit: Dubai’s RTA

The metro’s impact extends beyond transportation, fostering economic growth and development along its routes. Station areas have become vibrant hubs of activity, attracting businesses, retail outlets, and residential developments.

This integration of transit-oriented development enhances urban connectivity and liveability, creating dynamic communities centred around metro stations.

Featured image: Onpassive station on the Dubai Metro’s Red Line reopens on May 19, 2024. Credit: Dubai’s RTA

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