Public asked for ideas to help reduce congestion on Dubai metro lines

University students and metro riders have teamed up with Dubai Police officials and Roads and Transport Authority staff to think up innovative solutions to cope with congestion in carriages and stations during peak hours.

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DUBAI // University students and metro riders have teamed up with Dubai Police officials and Roads and Transport Authority staff to think up innovative solutions to cope with congestion in carriages and stations during peak hours.

The meeting is part of RTA’s second “innovation lab” session aimed to reach out to the public for ideas. Participants were divided into four groups and voted on the top five ideas.

Located in the tram depot at Al Sufouh, the lab includes training halls equipped with the latest technology. “Participants have come up with creative, brilliant and effective ideas, which will be examined, improved and considered for implementation shortly in order to realise the primary objective of beating congestion,” said Mohammed Al Mudharreb, director of RTA’s rail operation.

The metro’s red and green lines have transported more than 88 million passengers during the first half of this year.

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