1.5mn -passengers celebrated New Years on Dubai public , says RTA
Dubai’s road and transport authority (RTA) has revealed that 1.45 million passengers rode the city’s public transport system on New Year’s Eve.
The RTA said that its vaunted Metro system saw 587,542 people go through its turnstile, the highest single day’s ridership since it opened in 2009.
According to the RTA, with Downtown Dubai the focus of the New Years celebrations, Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall station, Business Bay station and Financial Center station accounted for the highest number of commuters,”as these stations combined served 506,813 passengers”.
Meanwhile the number of public bus riders reached 322,066 passengers. Marine transit modes had almost 40,000 passengers on-board.