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Dubai Metro: Solving Traffic Snarls

Dubai Metro - GFDL/Producer
Dubai Metro - GFDL/Producer
With the introduction of Dubai Metro beginning of September 9, Dubai residents and tourists visiting Deira City Centre will surely heave a sigh of relief.  Endless waiting for cabs with poor faces will now be replaced with travelers confidently hopping on to the metro to catch up to their next destination.
The Dubai Metro station; officially named as City Centre Station will not just stop for travelers visiting the very popular shopping center, but will also attend those from surrounding areas in Deira such as Port Saeed, airline and bank offices and hotels.

The Dubai Metro’s Red Line will feature 29 stations of which four will be underground. Running from Rashidiva to Jebel Ali, it will pass American University of Dubai along its way. Approximately it will take an hour to travel and will accommodate 32,000 passengers.

The Dubai Metro’s Green Line will feature18 stations and trains will run from Al Ittihad Square to Rashidiya bus station via Deira City Centre and Dubai Airport Terminals 1 and 3. In future it will be more wide-ranging to serve Deira, Bur Dubai areas, BurJuman and Wafi mall. Interchange stations will be at Al Ittihad Square and Burjuman.

The Dubai Metro was first initialized as an alterative for shoppers to the Deira City Centre as there was too much congestion with people waiting for cabs. Close by there are important leisure and commercial centers like the Dubai shopping center, five star hotels, Offices of the Ministry of Energy, major airline offices and some important banks within a walking distance of 10 minutes, which also will be served by the Metro.

Travelers coming from Sharjah can conveniently access the Metro using the Red Line on their way to destinations along Jebel Ali.

Red Line Phase 1, is planned to be completed and to start generating revenue by 09/09/2009

The Green Line Phase 2, planned to be completed and to start generating revenue prior to the date of 09/03/2010

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