Centrepoint (Dubai Metro)

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Centrepoint (Arabic: سنتربوينت‎, Arabic pronunciation: [sintr bu'int]) is a rapid transit station on the Red Line[2] of the Dubai Metro in Dubai, UAE.[3]

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Centrepoint

سنتربوينت
Metro Station
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View of platform
LocationAl Rashidiya, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°13′48″N 55°23′29″E / 25.23000°N 55.39139°E / 25.23000; 55.39139Coordinates: 25°13′48″N 55°23′29″E / 25.23000°N 55.39139°E / 25.23000; 55.39139
Operated byDubai Metro
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks3
Connections
  •  4  Union - Rashidiya
  •  11A  Gold Souq Stn - Al Awir
  •  44  AL Ghubaiba Stn - Rashidiya
  •  365  Rashidiya - Int'l City
  •  366  Rashidiya - Academic City
  •  F3  Rashidiya - Mirdiff West
  •  F5  Rashidiya - Mizhar 1
  •  F10  Rashidiya - Al Warqa
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code11
Fare zone5
History
OpenedSeptember 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Passengers
20112.634 million[1]Increase 14.9%
Services
Preceding station   Dubai Metro   Following station
toward UAE Exchange
Red LineTerminus

The eastern terminus of the line, it is one of three Metro stations with a park and ride lot, the others being Etisalat and Jebel Ali.[4]

The station was previously known as Rashidiya, on 4th August 2021 it was renamed as Centrepoint.

LocationEdit

Centrepoint station is located in Al Rashidiya, a community of eastern Dubai. A residential area, most points of interest near the station are schools and community centres, although Centrepoint is the closest Metro station to the Dubai Airport Expo.[4] The Dubai Royal Air Wing of the Dubai International Airport is located quite close to the station.

HistoryEdit

As one of the initial stations of the Dubai Metro, Centrepoint opened on 9 September 2009; trains ran to Nakheel Harbour and Tower and served seven intermediate stations.[5] In 2011, Centrepoint handled 2,634,139 passengers, making it one of the busiest stations on the Dubai Metro.[1]

Station layoutEdit

Track layout

↑Depot

North
South
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emirates

Centrepoint is one of the few stations of the Dubai Metro classed as a type 3 elevated station, indicating it has three tracks rather than the usual two. This allows trains to be held and stored easily. The tracks to and from Centrepoint parallel the southern side of Airport Road, continuing eastward to one of the network's depots.

Platform layoutEdit

Platform Line Towards
Platform 1 Red Line (Up) Arrival Only
Platform 2 Red Line (Down) For Union, Sobha Realty, Expo 2020
Platform 3 Red Line (Down) For Union, Sobha Realty, Expo 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RTA statistics selection" (PDF). UAE: RTA. 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. ^ "Dubai Metro Red Line Map". dubaiguidemap.com. Dubai Guide Map. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Rashidiya Metro Station". Dubai Online. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Train times and landmarks" (PDF). metro.rtaprojects.me. RTA. Retrieved 2013-01-03.Archived 2013-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Dubai Metro opens today". New Civil Engineer. UK. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-12-30.