Team shortlist26 Oct 2017 AT 09:28 AM

Dubai Metro and Tram will soon operate longer hours

Public transport users rejoice!
Team shortlist26 Oct 2017 AT 09:28 AM
Dubai Metro
© Shutterstock
Dubai Metro
Dubai Tram
© Shutterstock
Dubai Tram

Great news for Dubai Metro and Tram users! From Wednesday, November 1, both means of transport will be operating for longer hours. The news was announced earlier this week by Dubai’s Rail Agency.

According to an official statement given by body that forms part of the city’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), the services of the Dubai Metro Red Line will start at 5am instead of 5.30am, while the Green Line will operate from 5.30am instead of 5.50am.

The Dubai Tram will be up and running 30 minutes earlier, which means that it will start from 6am as opposed to 6.30am.

As a result of the change, the new revised metro and tram schedule will be as follows…

From Saturday to Wednesday, the Dubai Metro Red Line will run from 5am to 12am while the Green Line will run from 5.30am to 12am.

The Tram will run from 6am to 1am the following day.

On Thursdays, the Dubai Metro Red Line will run from 5am to 1am, while the Green Line will start from 5.30am and will run until 1am the following day.

The Tram service will run from 6am to 1am the following day.

On Fridays, the Red and Green Metro Lines will run from 10am to 1am while the tram will start its service at 9am and run until 1am.

You might like

You could win tons of cash by using public transport in Dubai this month



The express metro service will also be undergoing a series of changes.

“The Express Metro service has been improved by deploying trains in six stations, namely Rashidiya, Rigga, Emirates Towers, First Gulf Bank, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and the UAE Money Exchange.

“The selected stations are the most used metro stations by passengers to get to their workplaces early. This would ease congestion at the first metro service at all stations,” the Director of RTA’s Rail Agency, Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb explains.

Al Mudharreb added that the improvements are an attempt to “cater to the needs of riders and bring them happiness so that they reach their destinations faster.”

You might like

You could win tons of cash by using public transport in Dubai this month

Comments

Shortlist recommends

3 great places to go camping in the UAE
Explore nature at its finest...
Emirates has just announced a MASSIVE sale on flights
In celebration of the UAE's National Day!
REVIEW: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
The mountain escape renowned for luxury and exclusivity