Green Line of Dubai Metro opens two new stations
Two new stations opened on the Green Line of Dubai Metro on 1 March 2014, bringing the number of stations on the line to 20.
Al Jadaf and Creek stations are elevated metro stations that extend 132 meters in length and 29 meters in width, and have a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers an hour per direction.
A parking lot with a capacity to hold 100 vehicles has been built to allow passengers to park and ride, besides linking the stations with a bus route.
During weekdays the new route will have a headway of 15 minutes, which becomes 20 minutes during weekends and holidays. In the evenings the route will have a staggered headway ranging from 15 to 30 minutes.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), told local media that the share of public transport in transit options rose to 13 per cent in 2013, up from six per cent in 2011, and that RTA is aiming to raise this figure to 20 per cent in 2020 and 30 per cent in 2030.
Dubai’s public transport authority is planning to extend the Green Line by 20.6 kilometres, adding 11 stations to the current line, local media reported.