System Characteristics

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System Characteristics

Capacity:
Current  Line capacity for the Red Line, in 2011:12.123 passenger per hour per direction
Ultimate Line capacity for the Red Line: 21,838 passenger per hour per direction 
Current  Line capacity for the Green Line, in 2011:9010 passenger per hour per direction 
Ultimate Line capacity for the Green Line: 25720 passenger per hour per direction 

Minimum Headway:
Current headway for the Red line: 3.5 min in peak hours and 8 min. during off peak hours
Ultimate Minimum design headway for the Red Line: 90 sec
Current headway for the green line: 8 mins
Ultimate Minimum design headway for the Green Line: 90 sec


Two interchange stations:
Burjuman and Union stations

Round Trip:
Red Line roundtrip time = 67 mins
Green Line roundtrip time = 35 mins
 

Tunnel:
Diameter 9.3 meters
Maximum depth: 29.56 m from ground level.

Speed:
Maximum operational speed:     90 Km/hr

Hours of operation:

Red line:

Saturday to Wednesday: 05:30 am to 12:00 mid night

Thursday: 05:30 am to 01:00 am

Friday: 01:00 pm to 01:00 am

 

Green line:

Saturday to Wednesday: 05:50 am to 12:00 mid night

Thursday: 05:50 am to 01:00 am

Friday: 01:00 pm to 01:00 am

 

Park and ride facilities:
Red Line:  two multistory car parks at Rashidiya and Nakheel  Harbour & Tower stations
Green line: one multistory car park at Etisalat
 

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