Passengers on Dubai Metro up in Q1
Deira City Centre station tops list with Burj Khalifa ranking second
There were 40,655,978 passengers on Dubai’s Metro in the first quarter of this year, up from 33,341,095 in the same period last year.
The number of Red Line trips made during the first three months of 2014 reached 30,400 compared to 26,359 in 2013. The number of Green Line trips topped 23,876 compared to 7,841 during the same period in 2013.
The number of passengers using the Red Line during the first quarter of this year amounted to 26,138,923 passengers, compared to 21,803,705 passengers lifted during the same period last year.
The total number of users of the Green Line in the first quarter of this year soared to 14,517,055 riders compared to 11,537,390 riders last year.
Deira City Centre station on the Red Line topped the passenger count clocking 1,841,072 passengers, with Burj Khalifa - Dubai Mall Station ranking close second with ridership hitting 1,813,854 passengers. The Union Station came third reporting 1,705,712 passengers, and Al Rigga Station was fourth in the passenger pecking order recording 1,626,775 passengers
Al Fahidi Station on the Green Line came first during the first quarter of 2014 recording a ridership of 1,657,650 passengers, followed by Bani Yas Station with 1,609,747 passengers, and in third place came Al Ghubaiba Station recording 1,207,237 passengers, ahead of Oud Metha Station ranking fourth with ridership as much as 1,054,012 passengers.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, acting CEO of RTA Rail Agency, said: “The number of the metro riders during the first three months of this year constitute a solid indicator that the Dubai Metro has become one of the prime transit means commanding the attention of the Dubai residents, visitors and tourists, offering smooth mobility and access to key parts of the city in a way that measures up to the needs and expectations of users.”