The Dubai Metro has carried 7,592,066 since its launch in September according to the latest statistics released by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Ramadan Abdullah, the director of the Rail Operation Department at the Rail Agency said that the Mall of the Emirates Station was the most used station with 1,265,646 passengers using it between September 9, 2009 and January 1, 2010. The second most utilised station was Khalid bin Al Waleed Station with 1,111,301 passengers.
"The Metro is witnessing considerable turnout on Fridays, official holidays and public events such as the two Eids and National Day celebrations." said Mr Abudullah. He urged metro users to be patient, not to push their way hastily to the trains, and read the "tips & guidelines" compiled by Rail Agency specialists for the safety of all passengers. Mr Ramadan said that the success of the Metro was a real success for Dubai. "What we see today is an evidence of the urban mutation witnessed by the city of Dubai in various fields, the latest of which is the Dubai Metro. "The Dubai Metro has succeeded in attracting many people towards using it as their main mode of transportation and has contributed to reducing traffic congestion and gas emissions from some vehicles and motorcycles thus assisting in conserving the environment and adding an atmosphere of fun and joy" he concluded.
Mall of the Emirates Station: 1,265,646 Khalid bin Al Waleed Station: 1,111,301 Al Ittihad Station: 1,007,564 passengers Al Rashidiya: 766,908 Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station: 766,472 Deira City Center Station: 749,930 Financial Center Station: 652,149 Al Rigga Station: 539,692 Al Jafiliya: 407,878 Airport Terminal 3 Station: 294,004 Dubai Mall Station: 30,522 passengers. * WAM