Metro, buses timings during Eid

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has finalized preparations of its Operational Plan of Mass Transit Means; which comprises the Dubai Metro, public buses and taxis, as well as the management of traffic movement at sites witnessing events in Dubai Emirate during Eid al-Adha holiday.

By (Wam)

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12:56 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:32 PM

The plan has been developed in response to the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the entertainment and shopping events in Dubai during the Eid-in-Dubai event; which runs for two weeks from October 18 to November 2, 2012.

Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic & Roads Agency, Head of the Team responsible for Traffic Movement Management and Handling Operational Plans during Official & Annual Events, said that the RTA had fully prepared the operational plans for managing traffic movement at the sites of events scheduled to be held in the Emirate during Eid al-Adha holiday.

Different types of public transport systems in Dubai will be fully ready to serve passengers during this period, be it the metro, public buses and taxis, she said.

Regarding the metro operation, bin Udai said: The Metro will be operating as per the usual timetables from Saturday to Wednesday, but on October 27 and 28, it will start operation from 05:30 am up to 04:00 am. During event days, the metro operation timing during Thursdays will be from 05:30 am up to 04:00 am, and on Friday from 10:00 am up to 04:00 am.

The metro ridership during the events is expected to hit 85,880 passengers.

As for buses, Maitha said: Additional routes will be introduced to lift passengers to lift passengers as part of the Traffic Movement Management Plan at key sites. We will operate 23 routes to feed the metro stations to bring up the total number of buses deployed during the events to 108 buses expected to serve 20,652 passengers during this period.

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