Five more Dubai Metro stations to open in October

The stations will open in time for the emirate's Public Transport Day

The RTA opened the Dubai Metro on 9 September 2009 as a means of reducing congestion in Dubai and increasing affordable transport options.
The RTA opened the Dubai Metro on 9 September 2009 as a means of reducing congestion in Dubai and increasing affordable transport options.

Five additional stations on the Dubai Metro’s Red Line are set to open next month in time for Dubai’s Public Transport Day, RTA executives have confirmed.

The stations, which include Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Nakheel, Sharaf DG, First Gulf Bank and Business Bay, will open to passengers from mid-October, leaving only three remaining stations on the line unopened.

Speaking to Gulf News about the plans, the RTA Rail Agency’s CEO Adnan Al Hammadi, said that the authority has instructed Metro operator Serco to prepare five of the stations for next month’s opening, and that the Green Line would be ready for August 2011.

“We expect a sharp increase in the number of passengers once both lines and all of the stations are opened next year,” Al Hammadi told the daily.

Talking to other news agencies, the Rail Agency has confirmed that the final three stations would not be opening this year due to a lack of development around the station areas and low passenger numbers.

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