3 Dubai Metro stations shut down after rain to reopen on May 19

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The Dubai Metro station.

Three Dubai Metro stations that were shut down after heavy rain in the emirate will be reopened earlier than scheduled, the Roads and Transport Authority announced on Saturday (May 18).

Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq stations will reopen on May 19 instead of May 28.
Meanwhile, Energy Metro Station is scheduled to reopen on May 28.

According to the RTA, Onpassive, Equiti and Mashreq are being reopened since “all necessary maintenance and testing jobs have been completed”.

The RTA has said it will need to complete all maintenance and safety checks on the affected Metro stations to ensure that they are “ready to operate at the highest standards and efficiency”.

According to the RTA, the operational tests conducted covered train power and movement, service frequency, as well as facilities, platform doors, lifts, escalators, and other service facilities.

The RTA said it will continue to provide public buses to Dubai Metro stations, particularly in affected stations, to help commuters reach their destinations.

Last April 16, heavy rain hit Dubai and the rest of the emirates, sparking widespread flooding that damaged homes, building and cars and disrupted public transport services. Authorities described it as the heaviest rainfall recorded in the UAE in 75 years. ICA/Expat Media

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