Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Sunday announced its plan to operate a new Metro station under the name ‘Energy’ on the Red Line of Dubai Metro.
Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operation at RTA’s Rail Agency, said Energy Station will start on September 30 with 25,000 passengers expected to benefit on a daily basis.
Yousef Al Mudharreb said there are changes that will take place in terms of the Dubai Metro’s schedule to cope with the expected increase in the number of passengers in the coming period of time, the schedule of the Red Line will be changed where the peak hour will start at 6:30am instead of 7:00 am during the days of the week.
In addition, the tabulator headway times will be adjusted on Saturdays in the peak morning and evening hours to 6 minutes, while on Fridays, the tabulator headway times will be adjusted to 6 minutes from 5 pm to 10 pm.
While concerning the Green Line, the train’s schedule of the peak hours will be adjusted from 7:00am to 09:30 am, with tabulator headway of 6 minutes, from 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm, in 6-minute tabulator headway as well.
The opening of the Energy Station will be a good source of additional income for the RTA. Renting retail stores, ATM locations and selling rights of the station’s name are some of the ways to earn more.
Yousef Al Mudharreb said: “A plan has been set to guarantee the provision of bus services from and to the Station and its surrounding areas, which will encourage public to use the Station according to their needs and demands and urge them to use mass transportation.”
source: E 24/7