Monday, January 04, 2010

Burj Dubai Tower, Burj Dubai Metro Station, to be unveiled together

Burj Dubai Metro Station
The Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads, Mattar al Tayer, announced that Burj Dubai tower opening will also coincide with the opening of Burj Dubai Metro Station.

The RTA will officially begin operation of the Burj Dubai Metro station from tomorrow, to mark the fourth anniversary of the accession of H.H. Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as the Ruler of Dubai and opening of the world's tallest tower.

The Burj Dubai station is elevated with the concourse and platform, which is situated at a higher level than the elevated Metro track. The station is 132 meters in length and 29 meters in width, with the capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour, per direction, and has two entry points fitted with escalators and lifts.

The station is likely to be used by about 1000 passengers every day on weekdays and by about 19,000 passengers during weekends and holidays, Al Tayer said.

The Burj Dubai metro station will serve the main Downtown Burj Dubai district, spanning an area of 45mn square feet. It surrounds residential, commercial, and recreational units, including Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall, 9 hotels, 19 residential towers, 30,000 residential units, and a boulevard, spanning 3.5kms in length. Residents living on the other end of the Jumeirah 2 road will also have easy access to the station.

To feed the station, RTA has deployed 11 buses, operating on two routes. Six buses will operate on Route F13 at 10-minute interval, linking Burj Dubai station with Burj Dubai area, including the Dubai Mall, The Address hotels and The Palace, The Boulevard and other locations in the area.

The Route F16 has five buses operating at 10 minute intervals, linking Burj Dubai station, with Jumeirah 2. Buses begin at the station and pass across the Mazaya Center, Al Wasl and Al Uruba Road, before heading back to the Metro.

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