Dubai Metro systems crash causes rush hour commuter chaos

The initial 30-minute fault caused a knock-on effect that caused five stations to temporarily suspend services
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Dubai Metro operations were thrown into chaos Wednesday morning when a technical fault caused trains to stop running on a section of the Red Line.

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The initial 30-minute fault caused a knock-on effect that caused five stations (Noor Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Sharaf DG, Mall of The Emirates and Dubai Internet City) to have services impacted.

In all, it took four hours for all services to resume as normal.

“Please be informed that the technical malfunction has been resolved and the affected metro stations are operating normally. We thank all metro users for their cooperation,” the RTA said.

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The RTA said that operation at the stations were temporarily affected due to a snag and emergency services arrived at the scene to restore service as quickly as possible.

Shuttle busses were laid on between affected sections of the Red Line for commuters.

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