Increase in ridership on Dubai Metro, RTA says

Nearly 50 million riders used the Dubai Metro in this first quarter of 2016, an increase when compared with the same period last year.

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DUBAI // About 50 million riders used the Dubai Metro in the first quarter of the year.

The Roads and Transport Authority said the ridership increased this year for both the Red and Green lines compared with the same period last year.

The RTA statistics showed that during the first quarter, more than 49.9 million riders used the Metro.

The Dubai Tram had a ridership of more than 1.3 million, but no figures from the same period last year were provided.

The RTA aims to attract more riders to public transit, particularly the Metro and Tram, said Abdul Mohsen Younes, chief executive of the RTA Rail Agency.

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