Coronavirus UAE: Dubai Metro enforces social distancing

Coronavirus UAE: Dubai Metro enforces social distancing

25 Mar 2020

No more than 138 passengers per train allowed

The Dubai Metro has implemented a number of precautionary measures at all its stations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

RTA has confirmed in a statement, that "each train will be limited to a total of 138 passengers (seating capacity) and 72 passengers on each tram and staff will be deployed on platforms to monitor the occupancy and report to OCC."

Meanwhile, there were massive queues out of metro stations as many said they were unaware of the new rules that were enforced recently. People have also taken to Twitter expressing their concerns:

Further steps taken by the RTA include the disinfection and sterilisation of metro carriages, public buses, taxis and marine transport, with around 1,000 workers solely dedicated to the task.

Dubai’s public transportation is used by nearly 1.5 million people per day.

The RTA also advised pedestrians to use a hand sanitiser before and after clicking the pedestrian signals.