Burj Khalifa metro station set to open on Jan 4...
The Burj Khalifa Metro Station will officially open on Monday, making it the 11th to become operational on the Red Line.
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Wednesday announced the opening date for the station as part of celebrations to mark the opening of Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.
The station has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour per direction, and according to the current indicators, it is expected to be used by about 10,000 passengers every day with the daily number set to rise during weekends and holidays to 19,000.
Al Tayer said: "RTA has deployed 11 buses to operate on two routes to feed Burj Khalifa Station, where six buses will operate on Route F13 at 10 minutes interval.
"The route links Burj Khalifa Station with Burj Khalifa area; which includes Dubai Mall, The Palace & The Address hotels, the Boulevard and other locations in the area. Route F16 has 5 buses operating at 10 minutes interval to link Burj Dubai Station with Jumeirah 2."
The remaining stations on the Red Line are scheduled to open by February 2010 with operations starting on the Dubai Metro's second line - the Green Line - in the second half of next year.