Dubai Metro-Routes And Station
Dubai Metro Rail holds the distinction as the longest metro rail in the world covering a total of 75 kilometers. The Metro rail network consists of two lines- Red Line and Green Line to support the commute in and around Dubai and provides sophisticated features such as wireless internet service outlets and ATMs. Meanwhile, you should be not be under the impression that the Metro Rail is a single commute system that stands unlinked to the popular means of transport available in Dubai.
The Metro Rail Transport service is linked to other common means of conveyance including buses and taxi services. The fully automated driverless rail system with two transfer stations in Union Square and Khaled Bin Waled, Dubai Metro Rail has made yet another landmark with the introduction of Green line which became fully functional from March 2010.
The Dubai Metro Red Line runs between Al Rashidiya and Jebel Ali connecting Dubai International Airport through Deira and Bur Dubai and later linking with Sheikh Zayed Road. The Red Line joins with Green Line at Union Metro Station and Bur Juman Metro Station. Only four on the Red Line are underground stations and it is none other than the Deira City Centre, Union, Al Rigga and Bur Juman.
Around 87 trains plying between 47 stations, the fully automated Dubai Metro rail signaling system is supported by Thales Rail Signaling Solution. The train runs from Saturday through Thursday starting from 6 am to 11 pm. Though on Fridays, the Metro commute starts at 2 pm and the service extends up to midnight. To facilitate the needs in the holy month of Ramadan the Metro service is made available until midnight from Saturday through Thursday.
Dubai Metro has five-car trains divided in to three classes- Gold or VIP class, Women and Children and Silver class. Gold class is an 18 seater arrangements with luxurious arrangements. There is no need to be panic while during emergencies as there a number of trained wardens to accompany passengers. Safety devices like CCTV are also implemented inside the car and have reserved wheel chair spaces to facilitate the travel of those with special needs.
Trains run around 5 minutes interval during peak hours i.e., from morning 6 to 9 and at evening starting from 6 to 9 pm. Each station is connected with bus service and taxi pick up facility. All stations are fully equipped with lifts and escalators. It is quite interesting to note that the station themes are based on the four elements of nature-Earth, Water, Fire and Air.