Dubai


Dubai

Moving together

Public transport ridership has increased, and metro expansion is helping to connect more parts of the city and take passengers to and from the airport.

Dubai is mixing its transport options. Passenger journeys have risen from 6.5% for travelers using public, shared transport and taxis in the first half of 2019 with 1.618 million riders per day on mass transport.

This growth should accelerate as Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set a target of 30% of trips by public transport by 2030. Now a 15 km metro extension is under construction that connects Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the principal site of Expo 2020 Dubai. A further extension will connect the city with the airport.

Transport journeys across Dubai
Source: Deloitte

In 2017, as part of a ramp-up of its 3D printing initiative, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority signed an MoU with Siemens to expand the sources of spare parts for the Dubai Metro, increasing their availability and performance. Siemens is a pioneer of 3D printing worldwide. It has changed the way spare parts for mobility systems such as metros are designed and manufactured, enabling these projects to meet tight construction deadlines.

Dubai public transport mix, first six months of 2019
Source: Intelligent Transport

Dubai in numbers

102M

There were more than 102 million passenger journeys by metro in the first half of 2019

Source: Gulf Business

30%

The RTA is aiming for 30% of trips to be made by public transport by 2030

Source: Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)

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