Metro Rail service hours to be extended from Wednesday


City Desk :
In a move to cater to the increasing demand for late-night transportation, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has announced the extension of metro rail service hours beyond 9pm, starting from Wednesday.

DMTCL Managing Director MAN Siddique will provide detailed information regarding this significant service extension in a press briefing scheduled on Tuesday, reports UNB.

According to sources from DMTCL, the last train from Motijheel will now depart at 9:40pm, and from Uttara end at 9:20pm.

This extension will introduce trains running every 12 minutes during the additional service hours, adding 10 more trains to the current schedule.


Later, the total number of daily trips will increase from 184 to 194.

Currently, the Dhaka metro rail operates from 7am to 8:40pm, with trains running every eight minutes during peak hours (7am to 11:30am and 2pm to 8pm) and every 12 minutes during off-peak hours (11am to 2:30pm).

This expansion of metro rail service is aimed at enhancing the commuting experience for Dhaka’s residents, providing a more flexible and accessible transportation option during the evening hours.