Dubai announces the opening of three new bus routes
With the integration of new bus routes, and the upgrade of existing ones, Dubai’s RTA aims to boost the integration of bus, metro and intercity services across the city.
Dubai’s public transport authority, the RTA, has announced plans to launch three new bus routes and upgrade several others at the end of July 2019. The step aims to enhance Dubai’s bus network and improve the service integration with Dubai Metro stations as well as inter-city bus services. The ultimate objective of the move is to bring happiness to people and meet the rising demand for bus services.
Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “The first of the three new bus routes, Route 77, starts from Baniyas Metro Station and calls at Airport Terminal 3, Deira City Centre, and Airport Terminal 1. The second is Route F36, a metro bus bus service that starts at Mall of the Emirates Station and passes by Arjan Hotel via Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, Al Barsha South and Dubai Science Park. The third is Route E102, which commutes between Ibn Battuta Station and Musaffah Al Shaabiya Bus Station at Abu Dhabi.”
Shakri continued: “Public Transport Agency will also upgrade bus services on several other routes as of 18 July 2019. Changes include switching Route 50, which connects with the International City, Dragon Mart, and Al Khail Gate, after the International City in the direction of Al Manama Street.
“Route J01, which runs from Mall of the Emirates MS to Jumeirah Village Circle, will be rerouted to provide transit services at Jumeirah Village Circle and all the way up to Al Barsha South, meanwhile the current transit service will be served by Route F36.
“Route F32, linking Mall of the Emirates MS, and the Sustainable City, will be rerouted and transit service at Dubai Science Park will be provided by Route F36. Route F60, linking Rashidiya Metro Station, and Downtown Mirdif Gate, will be rerouted in the direction of City Centre Mirdif from Rashidiya MS. Route 367 between Rashidiya and the International City will be rerouted between Al Rashidiya and the International City via Warqaa to serve Silicon Oasis via Dubai Academic City.
“RTA places great emphasis on the suggestions and feedbacks from the community relevant to the expansion and improvement of public transport network and services. Therefore, the Public Transport Agency conducts field surveys through which users of public transport can express their views and suggestions, and the same can be made via RTA website.”