Photos: Sheikh Hamdan takes the train to newest Dubai Metro station
Published on September 13, 2020 at 00.01
Arriving at the Jebel Ali Metro Station, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, was welcomed by Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
He toured the station spanning 8,800sqm and extending 150 metres in length. The station features four boarding platforms, four bus stops, 17 taxi stands and seven parking slots for people of determination. It has eight outlets for commercial use spanning 388sqm and can serve 17,000 riders per hour during peak times and 320,000 riders per day.
Sheikh Hamdan was also briefed on the Dh11 billion Route 2020 project, linking seven stations, extends 15km on the Red Line from the Jebel Ali Metro Station to the Expo 2020 Station.
He then boarded a new Dubai Metro train featuring a revamped interior design. Their first stop was the Dubai Investment Park Station, the second underground station of Route 2020. The underground station spans 27,000sqm in area and extends 226 metres in length.
Sheikh Hamdan toured the station, which can serve 13,899 riders per hour during peak times and 250,000 riders per day. The station has two platforms, four Bus laybys, 20 taxi drop off slots and two designated parking slots for people of determination. It also offers eight retail units spanning 315sqm each for commercial investment.
The train then headed to the Expo 2020 Station, which spans 18,800sqm in area and extends 119 metres in length. The station can serve 29,000 riders per hour during peak times and 522,000 riders per day.
The station has three platforms, six bus laybys, 20 taxi drop off slots and four designated parking slots for people of determination. It also offers nine retail units of 264sqm for commercial investment.
The station has eight ticket vending machines for buying and topping up Nol cards. It is linked on the eastern side with the Expo exhibition and Expo COEX, and on the western side with the EXPO Mall and urban complex. The station design enables its integration with public transport means with spaces for buses and taxi stands.
Dubai Metro, a success story: Sheikh Hamdan
Dubai Metro represents one of the emirate’s many success stories, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, during an inspection tour of Dubai Metro Route 2020.
"It was made possible by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," he said.
By providing a convenient and viable means of mass transport, Dubai Metro has also had a positive impact on the economy. “Since its launch in September 2009, the Dubai Metro has served approximately 1.56 billion riders across 2.6 million journeys. With an on-time departure rate of 99.7 per cent, the Dubai Metro ranks among the world’s top mass transit systems,” Sheikh Hamdan said.