Dubai Metro green line's timings to change

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From June 1, Dubai Metro's Green Line will start its daily operations at 5:00 am.

The early start will coincide with the opening of two new stations (Dubai Investment Park and Expo 2020) on Route 2020 on the same date.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also said the service frequency on the Green Line will be 5 minutes during peak times.

Meanwhile, the Red Line will offer direct journeys between Al Rashidiya and Expo 2020 stations this June.

Jebel Ali Station will be a transfer station for riders to and from the UAE Exchange Station

Journey Schedules from June 1

From Saturday to Wednesday, the first journey from Al Rashidiya Station to Expo 2020 Station and vice-versa will start at 05:00 am, and the last journey will start at 12:00 (midnight).

On Thursday, the first trip will start at 05:00 am and the last journey will start at 01:30 am (of the following day). On Friday, the first journey will start at 10:00 am and the last trip will start at 01:00 am (of the following day).

The travel time between Al Rashidiya and Expo Stations will be 1 hour and 14 minutes while the service frequency will be 2 minutes and 38 seconds during peak time at a rate of 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 constant service frequency of 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

"The new operator of the Dubai Metro (The Consortium of Keolis, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, and Mitsubishi Corporation) will shortly be engaged in the operation of Dubai Metro processes in full coordination with the current operator (Serco)," said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.

"The step will pave the way for the smooth transfer of the metro operation and maintenance processes, and the Dubai Tram operation to the new operator as of September 8, 2021," he added.

The RTA has designated 35 buses to serve Route 2020 stations to commute riders to and from the metro stations.

Two bus routes will serve The Gardens Station, two routes will call at The Discovery Gardens Station and two routes will pass through Al Farjan Station, in addition to five bus routes moving through the Dubai Investment Park Station.

Taxi services will also be available at the stations.

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