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RTA inks contract to upgrade three Dubai metro stations

Upgrades will be made to Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange metro stations on the red line

A contract has been awarded to improve three Dubai metro stations [representational]
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A contract has been awarded to improve three Dubai metro stations [representational]

Dubai’s Road and Transport (RTA) has awarded a contract to revamp three metro stations – Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange – as part of the five-year plan to improve transport services across the emirate.

Located on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro, the selection of the stations was based on several factors such as the number of riders and people of determination, population density, geographical surroundings, and transfers to other transit means, according to RTA.

The firm added that the step is a part of a 5-year plan for the enhancement of metro and marine transport stations and their surroundings to enhance multi-modal transit integration and better mobility for travellers.

Commenting on the metro upgrades, RTA’s Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said: “Improvements of the first three stations include adding a new western entry to Dubai Internet City station, and improving the link between Damac Metro Station and Dubai Marina Tram Station.

He added: “An additional eastern entry will be added to the UAE Exchange station to enhance the accessibility to the station.”

Plans are also in place upgrade 40 other facilities including infrastructure improvement works around Al Rashidiya, GGICO, Al Qiyada, Noor Bank and Financial Centre Station, and two marine transport stations; Dubai Water Canal, and Sheikh Zayed Road.

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