Dubai, UAE – The passengers of Dubai Metro surpassed two billion since its inauguration on September 9, 2009, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.
The metro’s Red Line transported 1.342 billion commuters while the Green Line served 673.531 million commuters.
Additionally, the Dubai Metro maintained a punctuality rate of 99.7%, surpassing international safety standards due to its operational efficiency.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai praised the RTA for its efforts to implementing projects that cater to the needs of the community.
“The Dubai Metro has become the backbone of a transit system that connects various key districts in the emirate, ensuring a safe and smooth mobility for riders,” he said.
Dubai Metro is a sustainable and environmentally friendly public transport solution, he added.
It also contributed to bolstering Dubai’s competitiveness in hosting global events.
These include the successful hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai, involving the construction of Route 2020 which spans 15 kilometers and connects seven stations.
Also, it played key role in enhancing Dubai’s economic growth, boosting tourism, and a 12% appreciation in the value of real estate properties nearby the metro stations.