The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open the new Energy Metro Station on the Red Line of Dubai Metro on September 30, 2013. (See Metro network map indicating the Metro station as ‘40’)
Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operation at the RTA’s Rail Agency, said: “Energy Metro Station located on the Red Line will start on September 30 with the expected number of passengers benefiting from using the station will be more than 2,500 on a daily basis, and the prospects of acquiring additional income for the RTA by renting retail stores, ATM locations, and by selling rights of the station’s name, as well as the opening of the station will contribute to the improvement of services provided to the customers.”
He added: “A plan has been set which guarantees the provision of bus services from and to the station and its surrounding areas, which will contribute in encouraging the public to use the station according to their needs and demands. The operation of Energy Metro Station will be a new addition for the Metro project that will cover the needs of the public in Dubal and the surrounding areas.”
Change in peak hour timings – Red Line
He added: “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; the schedule of the Red Line will be changed where the peak hour will start at 6:30am instead of 7am during the week days. In addition, the tabulator headway times will be adjusted on Saturdays in the peak morning and evening hours to six minutes, while on Fridays, the tabulator headway times will be adjusted to six minutes from 5pm to 10pm.
Change in peak hour timings – Green Line
With regard to the Green Line, the trains’ schedule of peak hours will be adjusted from 7am to 9:30am, with tabulator headway of six minutes, from 5:30pm to 7pm, in six-minute tabulator headway as well.