RTA deploys 'smart kiosks' for Dubai Metro

Large touchscreen displays set up at 23 metro stations across Dubai

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RTA deploys 'smart kiosks' for Dubai Metro The kiosks have been deployed at 16 stations on the Red Line, and seven stations on the Green Line (ITP Images)
By  Tom Paye Published  August 25, 2014

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has deployed 50 so-called 'smart kiosks' across 23 metro stations on both the Red and Green lines.

The deployment will makes it easier to deliver information and services to metro riders in Dubai, the RTA said in a statement.

"The launch of the metro information kiosks conforms to the vision of the senior leadership of Dubai to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world within three years," said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of the RTA's Rail Agency.

"We have therefore opted to launch this smart service, which comprises a host of diverse services offering the metro users a full account about the metro use and the smooth mobility between stations."

The smart kiosks offer services such as interactive maps of the metro station sites, timetables, information on metro station neighbourhoods, fare calculators, and information about the metro in general. The kiosks also offer photo and film galleries, and advise riders on the procedures behind making complaints and suggestions, the RTA said. 

The large touchscreen devices, which also feature an area for displaying advertisements and notices, are designed for us in Arabic and English, the RTA said.

The kiosks have been deployed at 16 stations on the Red Line, and seven stations on the Green Line.

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