Dubai Metro Transports 2 Billion Passengers
Dubai Metro reaches historic landmark as it transports more than two billion passengers
Dubai Metro has transported two billion passengers since it first opened on September 9, 2009.
The RTA revealed the metro’s Red Line transported 1.342bn commuters, while the Green Line served 673.531m commuters.
Additionally, the Dubai Metro has maintained a punctuality rate of 99.7 per cent, surpassing international safety standards and demonstrating exceptional operational efficiency.
Dubai Metro passengers
The Dubai Metro’s continued growth and success serve as a testament to Dubai’s commitment to providing safe and reliable transportation to commuters.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, said Dubai’s ability to build a world-class transport network was the result of the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
As part of Sheikh Mohammed’s keenness to build a city that would serve as a model for future cities, Dubai invested in several infrastructure projects featuring the highest international standards and operational efficiency to ensure the best provision of services, he added.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the RTA for its efforts to implementing quality projects that cater to the mobility needs of the community.
He said: “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”.
Highlighting the positive impact of the Dubai Metro as a sustainable and environmentally friendly public transport solution, Sheikh Mohammed said: “The Dubai Metro is a vital project that serves the community and reflects Dubai’s keenness to provide effective, environmentally friendly and sustainable transport solutions.
“Dubai will continue to develop a highly efficient and reliable transport system to facilitate smooth and safe mobility and support the emirate’s overall development goals.”
Dubai Metro’s average daily ridership surpassed 616,000 riders in 2022, indicating that RTA’s efforts to increase public transportation usage are succeeding.
Dubai Metro Transports 2 Billion Passengers
This achievement also reflects a positive shift in the community’s mindset towards public transport, as they have recognised the benefits of smoother transportation and reduced costs for fuel and vehicle maintenance.
The Dubai Metro has also contributed to bolstering the city’s competitiveness in hosting global events. These include the successful hosting of Expo 2020 Dubai, which featured the construction of Route 2020 which spans 15km and connects seven stations.
Furthermore, the metro has played a crucial role in stimulating Dubai’s economic growth, boosting tourism, besides a 12% appreciation in the value of real estate properties nearby the metro stations.
- 2009 the metro served 6.089m riders.
- 2010 the metro served 38.089m riders
- 2011 the metro served 69.007m riders after the Green Line was inaugurated.
- 2012 the metro served 109.049m riders
- 2013 the metro served 137.759m riders
- 2014 the metro served 164.307m riders,
- 2015 the metro served 178.646m riders
- 2016 the metro served 191.325m riders
- 2017 the metro served 200.752m riders
- 2018 the metro served 204.405m riders
- 2019 the metro served 202.978m riders
- 2020 the metro served 113.626m riders
- 2021 the metro served 151.255m riders
- 2022 the metro served 225.142m riders
Several factors contributed to the growth of Dubai Metro ridership during this period. These include the opening of new stations as part of the Route 2020 project, and the effective measures taken to ensure quick recovery from repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the number of Dubai Metro passengers has reached 2 billion since its inauguration on 9 September 2009. Dubai Metro has 129 trains, 53 stations, and serves more than 600,000 passengers per day at a punctuality of 99.7%. The idea of the Dubai Metro is novel in the region.… pic.twitter.com/a7WG90pQFo
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 23, 2023
The effective coordination between the Rail Agency and relevant RTA departments has contributed to the hosting of major international events such as Dubai Expo 2020, FIFA World Cup 2022, and major exhibitions such as Gulf Food, The Big 5, and many others.
The Dubai Metro holds its standing as the world’s longest driverless metro project and is known as the flagship project of both the RTA as well as Dubai’s public transport network.
The metro consists of the Red and Green Lines, which span more than 89.3 km and connect 53 stations served by a fleet of 129 trains. The facilities and services available at the Dubai Metro stations are among the best globally.