Dubai Metro Celebrates Carrying More Than 2 Billion Passengers

Since its launch in 2009, the metro has served more than 2 billion commuters.

  • Publish date: Monday، 24 April 2023
Dubai Metro Celebrates Carrying More Than 2 Billion Passengers

Dubai Metro celebrated on Sunday the accomplishment of serving more than 2 billion passengers since its launch in September 2009.

The metro's red line has transported 1.34 billion commuters, while its green line has carried more than 673 million commuters. 

The metro's Red and Green lines cover a total distance of 89.3km and connect 53 stations, which are served by 129 trains. 

Dubai Metro has maintained a punctuality rate of 99.7%, and the daily average of passengers was 616,000 in 2022. In the same year, over 621 million journeys were made in the metro, an increase of 35% from 2021. 

The Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum celebrated the achievement in a tweet: "Today, the number of Dubai Metro passengers has reached 2 billion since its inauguration on 9 September 2009...The idea of ​​the Dubai Metro is novel in the region. Although there were some conflicting opinions, we went ahead with a bold decision and we delivered what we promised."

The increase in the use of the metro came from the surge in Dubai's population and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the return of events and conferences. Expo 2020 also caused a hike in passengers travelling through the metro because it was one of the public transports available to the fair's site. 

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