08 Aug 2018
103m riders used Dubai Metro in first half of 2018
During the first half of 2018 year, the Dubai Metro Red and Green Lines have lifted 103.292 million riders, compared with 100.558 million riders lifted during the same period 2017 year. The Red Line has received 66.862 million riders, and the Green Line has accounted for 36.43 million riders. The Dubai Tram has attracted about 3.207 million riders.
The interchange stations between the Red and Green metro lines have recorded the highest number of riders, with Burjuman Station leading the way recording 6.369 m riders, followed by the Union Station which received about 5.488 m riders.
The order of the busiest stations on the Red Line has changed, with JLT Station jumping to the top, serving 5.524 m riders, ahead of Al Rigga Station (4.921 m riders), and Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall Station (3.934 m riders). On the Green Line, Al Fahidi Station topped the list by serving 4.079 m riders, next came Baniyas Station (3.302 m riders), and followed by the Stadium Station (2.896 m riders).
Dubai Metro has accounted for the lion share of public transport ridership amounting to 37.17%, and the Dubai Tram has served 3.207 m riders during the first half of this year.
RTA is striving to enhance the satisfaction and happiness of people, especially public transport riders, through providing safe, convenient and reliable transit means boasting of the latest technologies of the industry. Thanks to the positive perception and growing public transport culture amongst community members, the public transport ridership in Dubai is on the rise.