The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced closure of Metro Red Line between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta stations, and has announced a shuttle service from 5th January 2018 which will continue up to middle of 2019.
The alternative arrangement has been made to give way for construction works of Route 2020, which requires construction of a new station, and linking it with existing one, the RTA said.
The procedure requires complete closure of Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station, and attached multi-level Park-N-Ride Terminal.
The Director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Mohammad Abu Baker Al Hashmi said that the RTA would operate an alternative free circular bus service due to complete closure of the rail track of the Red Line between JLT and Ibn Battuta Stations.
The service meets the needs of public transport riders in general, and the Dubai metro riders, commuting between the said two stations. The RTA is always ready to fulfil the needs of public transport users in Dubai, and offers integrated excellent services to customers with aim of making them happier.
The Director of Rail Operations at the RTA Rail Agency, Mohammad Al Mudharreb mentioned that the planned construction works warrant complete closure of Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station.
Metro Riders heading to the UAE Exchange Station, will have to drop off at the JLT Station, and board free alternative buses deployed to taken them to Ibn Battuta Station, and then continue their metro journey to the UAE Exchange Station, he said.
The metro riders travelling in the direction of Rashidiya Station are required to hop off at Ibn Battuta Station, and then take alternative buses for free to lift them to JLT Station and from there resume their metro journey in the direction of Rashidiya Metro Station.