RTA to commuters: Avoid Dubai Metro during peak hours

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A large crowd at Dubai Metro’s Al Rigga station at 7:30am on April 22, 2024. EXPAT MEDIA

Dubai Metro passengers have been urged to avoid travel during peak hours as the popular public transport continues to be affected by disruptions due to last week’s rain and flooding in the UAE.

On Monday (April 22), large crowds were seen at many Dubai Metro stations as commuters returned to work. A resident told Expat Media that some stations remained non-operational, increasing the build-up of passengers in working Metro stations.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) urged commuters to plan their journeys and avoid using the Dubai Metro during peak hours.

“RTA extends its appreciation to Metro users for their cooperation during this exceptional situation. We urge you to avoid using the Metro during peak hours and plan your journeys according to the stations currently operational until all stations return to normal operations,” according to the RTA in statement on Monday.

Dubai Metro service update on April 22

The RTA also said that the Dubai Metro will skip stops at Onpassive Station, Equiti Station, Mashreq Station and Energy Station, adding that a bus transfer service will be available at selected stations.

The authority said that commuters on the Dubai Metro Red Line arriving from Centrepoint Station will be asked to alight at Business Bay and Al Khail Stations. “The train will either be replaced or traffic will be diverted to buses” at affected stations, according to RTA. ICA/Expat Media


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