88m use Dubai Metro, 2m use Dubai Tram in first half of 2015

DUBAI, 31st July 2015 (WAM) – The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Metro , comprising both the Red and Green lines, has lifted more riders during the first half of this year compared with the corresponding number of riders who used the metro service during the same period last year. Recent metro ridership statistics revealed that 88,252,034 riders have used the metro service, and 1,854,055 riders have used the Tram service inn Dubai from January to June this year.
Mohammed Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operation, RTA , said: “The rising numbers of metro and tram riders during the first half of this year is a clear indicators that these two transit modes have commanded the attention of the residents and visitors who made them their primary mobility means within the Emirate of Dubai. These modes have become so attractive, thanks to the smooth, enjoyable and secure rides on these modes to various commercial or residential destinations in the Emirate.”
“We, in the RTA , are always keen on staging a number of initiatives improving the service offering with the aim of bringing more happiness to people, and enticing them to use public transit means in general and the metro tram in particular.
“The number of the Red Line riders during the first half of this year clocked 55,783,626 riders, whereas the Green Line received 32,468,408 riders. Deira City Center on the Red Line topped the stations in terms of the number of riders recording 3,640,354 riders, Al Rigga Station ranked second serving 3,614,141 riders, and Al Ittihad Station finished third having received 3,557,113 riders,” explained Al Mudharreb.
“On the Green Line, Al Fahidi Station was atop other stations handling 3,652,827 riders, followed by Baniyas Station, which was visited by 3,202,947 riders, and in the third position came Al Ghubaiba Station serving 2,452,750 riders.
“The Tram has served during the first half of this year 1,854,055 riders where the Dubai Marina Station came first recording 502,898 riders, second came JLT Station serving 244,829 riders, ahead of JBR Station which finished third in the ranking order recording 231,186 riders,” added the Director of Rail Operation.
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