Dubai Metro essential numbers

We crunch the numbers on the hugely ambitious Dhs28b project

Red line, Metro features

100 The fine in dirhams for eating on a metro train. Fines will rise to Dh500 for more serious offences

0% Carbon emissions omitted from the trains (they are 100 per cent electric)

50% How much the Dubai Metro could cut your travel time

3.45 The frequency of the trains during peak times in minutes and seconds. (Initially the frequency will be every 10 minutes)

29 Stations on Red Line

1.80 The cheapest Dubai Metro fare in dirhams – one of the cheapest metro/subway charges in the world

72 Minutes it takes to get from one end of the Red Line to the other

643 Passengers per five-carriage train (although 897 can cram on at peak times)

6am-11pm The running hours of the metro, Saturday to Thursday. Fridays it runs 2pm-midnight

110 the fastest a metro train can go in kmph (average speed is 42kmph)

28billion The approximate cost of the Dubai Metro project in dirhams (the original budget was Dhs16billion)

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