Almost 14mn passengers use Dubai Metro in April
Deira Cirt and Al Fahidi stations prove most popular
The Roads and Transport Authority RTA has revealed that the Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green Lines, carried 13,879,636 passengers, compared to 11,298,414 during the same period last year.
The number of trips made by the metro on both the Red and Green Lines during April amounted to 18,354 trips (10,244 trips on the Red Line, and 8,110 trips on the Green Line); which compared to 16,534 trips (8,866 trips on the Red Line and 7,668 trips on the Green Line) from April 2013.
The number of metro riders using the Red Line last April clocked 8,806,055 riders reflecting an increase over the ridership reported during the same month last year which amounted to 7,347,979 riders.
Likewise, the ridership of the Green Line last April reached 5,073,581 riders, reflecting an increase over statistics of ridership during the same month last year which was 3,950,435 riders.
Deira City Station on the Red Line topped the metro stations in terms of passengers in April reporting 607,150 passengers followed by Union Station clocking 578,918 passengers, and Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall Station was a close third reporting 577,249 passengers. Al Rigga Station was fourth with 539,889 passengers using the station.
Al Fahidi Station on the Green Line came first during April recording a ridership of 579,879 passengers, followed by Bani Yas Station serving 539,278 passengers, and in the third place came Al Ghubaiba Station recording 402,275 passengers, ahead of Oud Metha Station ranking fourth with passengers count reported as 385,725 passengers.
Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, acting CEO of RTA Rail Agency, said: “The number of the metro riders last April reflect 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.
“This year has witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of metro riders compared to the previous year; which has always been the core of our plans tailored to delivering a whole host of initiatives and service improvements capable of enticing all community members to use the metro as a primary transit means characterized by security, luxury and safety."