Dubai Metro to introduce new Express Trains from October
Beginning October, four express trains will serve Dubai Metros Red Line, thereby reducing travel time by 10 minutes.
The trains, two each from Rashidiya and Jebel Ali, will operate during peak hours in the morning, stopping only at 13 stations out of 27 stations. The first two will start from either side at 5:30am, while the next two trains will start at 5:40am, and the normal services will begin at 5:50am.
The 13 stations where the trains will stop are Emirates, Al Rigga, Al Rashidiya, Al Jafiliya, Al Karama, Union, Khalid Bin Waleed, Emirates Towers, Noor Islamic Bank, First Gulf Bank, Dubai Internet City, Ibn Battuta and Jebel Ali Station.
The service is being introduced on trial basis for five months, and will continue depending on feedback. The Roads and Transport Authority has announced that it will launch a survey for commutersí feedback about the service and if there is demand, more such trains would be introduced.
According to CEO of Dubai Metro Rail Agency, Adnan Al Hammadi, the service may even be extended to evening peak hours, if it gets permanent.
Posted on 2/8/2012
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