The Dubai Metro.
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DUBAI – Two Dubai Metro stations on the Red Line were closed this week and will continue to be shut down until mid 2019, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The RTA said it is offering a free bus service following the closure of the train service between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta stations.
The shutdown is part of construction work for Route 2020, which requires the full closure of Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station as well as the attached multi-level Park-N-Ride Terminal.
“This service is intended to meet the needs of public transport riders in general and metro riders commuting between the said two stations in particular,” said Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashmi, RTA’s Director of Planning and Business Development.
Commuters heading to the UAE Exchange Station can disembark at the JLT Station and ride free on buses that will take them to Ibn Battuta Station. They can then continue their metro journey to the UAE Exchange Station.
Commuters travelling to Rashidiya Station can disembark at Ibn Battuta Station and ride free on buses that will take them to JLT Station so they can continue on their Dubai Metro journey. DAJ/Expat Media
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