594 million people used Dubai's public transport in 2019


Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has published figures showing how people have been using different means of public transport.

Just over 594 million users took to the Dubai Metro, taxis, buses, marine transport facilities and smart car rentals in the emirate last year. 

The number is a sizeable increase over 2018 which saw 589 million residents and visitors using the RTA's combined services. 

The Metro had the largest share of users at almost 203 million, followed by taxis at around the 180 million mark. 

Dubai's bus service is also popular with 157 million people travelling on them in 2019. 

Broken down to a daily number of passengers, it amounted to 1.63 million in 2019, compared to 1.61 million the previous year. 

On the Dubai metro,  Burjuman and Union stations, interchange stations on the Red and Green Lines, were the busiest. 

Burjuman Station saw12.76 million riders and the Union Station was used by 10.6 million riders.

Al Rigga Station was the busiest on the Red Line carrying  9.64 million riders, followed by Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall with 7.89 million riders, Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre Station (7.77 million riders), Mall of the Emirates (7.55 million riders) and Deira City Centre Station (7.42 million riders).

On the Green Line, Al Fahidi Station was the busiest with 7.83 million passengers, followed by Baniyas Station with 6.58 million. 


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