Emirates Towers (Dubai Metro)

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Emirates Towers
أبراج الإمارات
Line(s)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code23
Fare zone6
History
Opened30 April 2010
Traffic
Passengers (2011)1.135 million[1]Increase 27.7%
Services
Preceding station   Dubai Metro   Following station
toward UAE Exchange
Red Line
toward Rashidiya

Emirates Towers (Arabic: أبراج الإمارات) is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro in Dubai.

History[edit]

Emirates Towers station opened on 30 April 2010 along with five other stations along the already-operating Red Line and a westward extension to Ibn Battuta, also a new station.[2]

Location[edit]

Located southwest of the historic centre of Dubai, Emirates Towers station lies between Bur Dubai and many of the city's larger new developments. To the east are the Emirates Towers, after which the station is named. Also nearby are numerous hotels.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Like many other stations on the Red Line, Emirates Towers lies on a viaduct parallel to the east side of Sheikh Zayed Road. It is classified as a type 1 station, indicating a setup with a ground-level concourse and two elevated side platforms with two tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RTA statistics 2011 RTA Retrieved 2013-05-30]
  2. ^ Dubai Metro lifts 30m passengers in its first year Emirates 24/7 Retrieved 2013-05-29
  3. ^ Train times and landmarks Archived November 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine RTARetrieved 2013-01-25