Dubai Metro to Open 2 New Stations, Introduce New Green Line Timings on June 1

The Dubai Investment Park Station and Expo 2020 Station open six months after Route 2020, which began service on January 1, 2021, with four stations: Jebel Ali (a transfer station on the Red Line), The Gardens, The Discovery Gardens, and Al Furjan.

The metro service to Expo 2020 will be accessible only to those with access to the site until its official public opening on October 1, according to the RTA.

Dubai Metro to Open 2 New Stations, Introduce New Green Line Timings on June 1
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Dubai Metro to Open 2 New Stations, Change Green Line Timings Starting June 1

From June 1, journeys of Dubai Metro’s Red Line will shuttle directly between Al Rashidiya Station and Expo 2020 Station. Jebel Ali Station will be an interchange station for those heading to or coming from UAE Exchange Station. As of June 1, the Metro service to Expo 2020 Station will be available only to those entitled to access the site of Expo until its official public opening on October 1. By that time, the public can use the metro service to Expo. The opening of the Jumeirah Golf Estates Station will coincide with the opening of Expo,” announced Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Journey schedules

From Saturday to Wednesday, the first train from Al Rashidiya Station to Expo 2020 Station and vice versa will depart at 5 a.m., with the last train departing at 12 a.m. (midnight). The first journey will begin at 5 a.m. on Thursday, and the last journey will begin at 1.30 a.m. (of the following day). The first journey will begin at 10 a.m., and the last journey will begin at 1.30 a.m. on Friday (of the following day).

The journey from Al Rashidiya to Expo Station will take 1 hour and 14 minutes. During peak hours, the service frequency will be 2 minutes and 38 seconds, with 24 trains per hour per direction and a capacity of 16,000 riders per hour per direction.

The travel time between Jebel Ali Station and the UAE Exchange Station will be 11 minutes and 42 seconds, with a 7-minute service frequency. The Green Line service will begin at 5 a.m., and the line’s service frequency will be 5 minutes during peak hours.

The two stations

The Dubai Investment Park Station is a subway stop. It has a surface area of 27,000 square meters and a length of 226 meters. During peak hours, it can serve 13,899 riders per hour and 250,000 riders per day. The station has two boarding platforms, four bus stops, twenty taxi stands, and two parking spaces for those who are determined. It also has 8 industrial investment outlets totalling 315 square meters.

The Expo 2020 Station is a high-altitude station. It is the Route 2020 terminal station that primarily serves Expo tourists. It has a one-of-a-kind plane-wing concept that represents Dubai’s potential drive for innovation. The station has an area of 18,800 square meters and a length of 119 meters. During peak hours, it can accommodate 29,000 riders per hour and 522,000 riders per day. There are three boarding platforms and three routes at the station. It is connected to Expo and Expo COEX on the eastern side, and the Mall and the urban complex on the western side. The station’s architecture facilitates integration with public transportation by including bus and taxi stands, with 6 bus stands, 20 taxi stands, and 4 parking slots for people of determination. It also provides 9 outlets totalling 264 square meters for commercial investment, as well as 4 points of sale.

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