The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Metro (comprising both Red and Green Lines) recorded high ridership levels during the first quarter of this year, higher than numbers recorded during the same period last year.

Statistics indicate that 44,371,860 riders used the metro and 943,982 riders used the tram in Dubai during the first three months of this year.

“The soaring ridership of both the metro and tram during the first quarter of this year is a strong indicator that these two transit means are attracting the attention of residents and visitors who make them their prime transit modes within the Emirate of Dubai. Both means offer a fancy traveling experience to various destinations including business and residential districts of Dubai,” said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA Rail Agency.

“We, in the RTA, are endeavouring to roll out a host of initiatives and service improvements contributing to peoples happiness besides enticing the public to use mass transit means in general and the metro and tram in particular.

“The number of riders traveling through the Red Line of Dubai Metro during the first quarter of this year reached 28,251,036 riders, whereas the number of riders transiting through the Green Line was 16,120,824 riders. Deira City Center Station topped stations on the Red Line recording 1,830,912 riders, followed by Union Station in the second position recording 1,800,149 riders, and Rigga station ranking third with ridership amounting to 1,796,758 riders… see more

source: Khaleejtimes