Dubai rain aftermath: Dubai Metro services partially restored; Tram, bus, taxis fully operational

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Scene from Dubai Metro’s Max Station on April 18, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Thursday that Dubai Metro services have been partially restored, while Dubai Tram, taxis and public buses are fully operational across the city.

As of 1:55pm, the RTA announced that Dubai Metro services were operating normally from following stations on Red Line: Centrepoint Station to Business Bay Station, passing directly to Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Internet City; and Jebel Ali Station to Expo 2020 Station.

On the Green Line, Dubai Metro services were operating normally from Etisalat by e& Station to Abu Hail Station and Creek Station to Gold Souq Station. According to the RTA, bus services are available to ferry commuters between affected stations.

Earlier on Thursday, commuters headed to Dubai Mall told Expat Media that they were able to take the metro on Al Rigga Station, but were asked to disembark at Max Station in Bur Dubai. There, they were taken on a bus to the Business Bay Station.

“It took around 15 minutes to walk from Business Bay Station to the Dubai Mall Station, and we had to cross the metro station bridge to get to the Dubai Mall side. The bus couldn’t get there because parts of the area near The Address Skyview on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Road were flooded,” Mario (full name withheld) told Expat Media.

Taxis and public buses

The RTA confirmed that taxi and public bus services were back to normal operations on Thursday. “Efforts are ongoing to overcome any obstacles,” the RTA added.

Tram services fully operational

Tram services continued to be operational across all lines, according to the RTA. Tram services were fully restored since Wednesday.

Vehicle testing centres, customer service centres

The RTA also announced that operations have returned to normal at vehicle inspection centres and RTA customer happiness centres in Dubai.

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