The Dubai Metro is celebrating in September 2012, its third anniversary amid considerable success indicators of operational efficiency in terms of complying with on-time journey schedules as well as the highest international safety standards, and the metro ridership which clocked 184 million passengers from the start of operation through the end of August 2012.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) stated that the Dubai Metro project, since operated in 2009, has had a positive contribution to the appreciation of the value of lands & commercial properties in the vicinity of the metro stations as well as areas linked by the feeder bus service by as much as 7 to 34%.
The Dubai Metro, comprising the Red & Green Lines combined, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest driverless metro network in the world spanning 74.695 kilometers.
Since starting operation in September 2011, the Green Line of the Dubai Metro has seen ridership levels beyond expectations with as much as 11,849,172 passengers travelling through the Green Line up to last January.
Next September, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will launch the official operation of the Dubai Metro Green Line, which spans 23 km and comprises 16 stations in addition to the transfer stations; Union and Khalid bin Al Waleed Stations, shared with the Red Line.
Reliable, high quality power is key to keeping the recently launched Dubai Metro running smoothly. ABB’s Substation Control and Monitoring Systems (SCMS) and low-voltage products are working together to deliver reliable power to Red line stations of Dubai Metro.