Dubai Metro upgrade: Timetable tweak at Red Line Y junction
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Dubai Metro: Timetable upgrade at Red Line Y junction to ensure direct travel

Dubai Metro: Timetable upgrade at Red Line Y junction to ensure direct travel

Dubai Metro trains will operate alternately, ensuring journeys from Centrepoint directly to UAE Exchange and Expo 2020 Stations without the need to switch trains at Jabal Ali Station

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Dubai Metro red line timetable tweaked to ensure seamless travel for commuters RTA Image WAM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a major upgrade to the Dubai Metro Red Line to benefit commuters.

Starting from April 15, passengers will no longer need to switch trains at Jabal Ali Station.

This involves an improvement in the timetable of the Red Line “Y junction” system. This system marks the meeting point where trains alternate routes, offering direct services between Centrepoint, UAE Exchange, and Expo 2020 stations.

Hassan Al Mutawa, director of Rail Operation at RTA emphasised that these enhancements were determined based on studies indicating a consistent rise in the ridership of Metro’s Red Line.

He said: “Passengers would no longer need to interchange at Jabal Ali metro station. The commuters travelling from Ibn Battuta station to UAE Exchange can now benefit from a direct journey while those heading to Gardens – EXPO 2020 can conveniently board a train directly to their destination.”

Similarly, trips originating from Expo 2020 and UAE Exchange will terminate at Centrepoint.

This step would reduce crowds and waiting times at Dubai Metro stations. It would also result in energy savings, because of reduced power consumption during runs and fewer trains required to run this timetable.

Courtesy: WAM/ RTA

Dubai Metro to ensure easy transition for commuters

“Additionally, terminal station information would be prominently displayed on passenger digital information screens at platforms and announced via public announcements upon train arrivals, further enhancing passenger convenience,” Al Mutawa said.

Dubai Metro will deploy staff to guide and educate the passengers when the change kicks off.

“These enhancements represent a monumental leap for passengers,” said Al Mutawa. “We are confident these improvements will exceed the expectations of our commuters.”


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