RTA urges citizens to avoid Dubai Metro during peak hours.

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

Dubai's Metro system faces ongoing challenges stemming from severe weather conditions, particularly heavy rainfall, prompting authorities to advise commuters to avoid peak travel times.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been diligent in providing timely updates on the status of Metro services, noting the gradual reopening of stations and the resumption of regular operations.

Monday saw a surge in commuters returning to work after the weekend, resulting in significant crowds at various Metro stations. In response, the RTA issued a plea to passengers, urging them to meticulously plan their journeys and steer clear of peak hours to alleviate congestion and ensure smoother travel experiences.

Expressing gratitude for passengers' cooperation during this period of disruption, the RTA emphasized the importance of adjusting travel plans according to the operational status of stations. With certain stations currently not in service, commuters are advised to remain informed and adapt their routes accordingly until all stations are back to normal operations.

Furthermore, the RTA disclosed that several stations, including ONPASSIVE, Equiti, Mashreq, and Energy, are presently inaccessible to Metro services. To mitigate inconvenience for passengers, the authority has implemented a bus transfer service at select stations, facilitating seamless transfers for commuters.

For travelers on the Metro Red Line arriving at Centerpoint Station, adjustments have been made at Business Bay and Al Khail Stations. Trains will either be replaced or redirected to buses, ensuring a smooth transition for passengers to reach their intended destinations. The RTA acknowledges passengers' patience and understanding as they endeavor to maintain comfort and efficiency amidst operational adjustments.

As Dubai Metro services navigate the aftermath of adverse weather conditions, the RTA emphasizes collaborative efforts between authorities and commuters to mitigate disruptions. By staying informed, planning journeys diligently, and adhering to recommended travel guidelines, passengers can contribute to smoother operations and enhanced travel experiences on the Dubai Metro.

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