Feb 17 2013
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Passengers stuck as metro breaks down
Sunday, Feb 17, 2013
Dubai -Thousands of passengers were stranded for nearly an hour at several stations during the evening peack hours as Dubai Metro services on the Red Line were interrupted during evening peak time due to what the officials called a “technical glitch.”
Apparently, train services were disrupted between Nakheel station near Dubai Internet City and Dubai World Trade Centre metro station for nearly an hour as passengers complained of power failure as well at many stations.
“Passengers panicked as nobody had any idea what was the issue and when the service resume,” said Nadia Mudassir, who was stuck at the Dubai Mall station.
“I was stuck in a train between Noor Islamic Bank and First Gulf Bank station for nearly 20 minutes and nobody had any clue what was the matter. RTA should at least inform people what is happening and when will the service be restored,” said a frustrated commuter.
“The power went off, the foot bridge across Shaikh Zayed road at the Business Bay station was completely dark and there were only emergency lights inside the station. I stuck inside for 20 minutes and it was total Chaos,” said Ali Ahmad.
Though, an official at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed disruption of services due to a technical glitch but didn’t elaborate further on the issue.
Surprisingly, many of the stranded passengers complained that there were no shuttle services between stations and commuters had no choice but to wait.
By Shafaat Shahbandari Staff Reporter
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