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Dubai’s RTA to change Metro Red Line timings on seven Fridays

Dubai’s RTA to change Metro Red Line timings on seven Fridays

The change is primarily driven by the need to carry out operational tests for systems’ integration of Route 2020, and to ensure optimal operation of the network

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will change the opening hours of Dubai Metro Red Line on seven consecutive Fridays, starting from January 31.

Besides January 31, the change will occur only on Fridays falling on February 7, 14, 21, and 28, March 6 and 13.

On these dates, the metro service on the Red Line will commence at 2pm and continue up to 1am (the following day).

Metro timings will revert to normal operational hours on March 14.

“The change of operational timing of the Dubai metro red line on the above mentioned dates is dictated by the need to carry operational tests for the integration of the systems of Route 2020 and ensure the optimal operation of the network,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO, Rail Agency, RTA.

Younes advised the public to use alternative transport modes, and to chart out their journeys well in advance.

“Awareness messages are being broadcasted to metro riders about this change of operational hours through voice announcements at the metro stations, onboard metro cabins, and through leaflets and posters at the metro stations.

“Messages are also being transmitted via smart screens at stations and ticket vending machines as well as RTA’s website, smart apps and social media channels,” concluded Younes.

Dubai’s metro system celebrated a decade of public operations in September 2019. At more than 52 kilometres in length, the Dubai Metro’s Red Line is the world’s longest single driverless metro line.

Read: Video: Dubai Metro completes 10 years in operation

Also read: Dubai’s RTA to revamp three metro stations

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