DUBAI 12 April 2017: The Public Transport Agency of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is set to broaden and improve its bus network in Dubai by opening 11 new bus routes including 10 metro feeder service, and improve 13 other routes starting from April 15th.
The move responds to the increasing demand for the service in Dubai.
“The launch of 11 new bus routes aims to meet the needs of riders of public transport means i.e. metro and buses including 10 feeder routes,” said Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Planning & Business Development, RTA Public Transport Agency.
The new 11-bus service routes will be launched namely:
- Route 9: from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Business Bay M/S through Jumeirah Street.
- Route F04: From Gold Souq Bus Station to Deira City Center Bus Station.
- Route F06: From Rashidiya Metro Station to Rashidiya Community.
- Route F07: From Etisalat M/S to the residences of Dubai Municipality staffs at Al Qusais.
- Route F09: From Al Wasl Park to Jafiliya Bus Station via Satwa.
- Route F19: From the Business Bay M/S to The Ubora Towers.
- Route F27: From Al Nahda M/S to Dubai Airport Free Zone and Airport Terminal 2.
- Route F28: From Emirates Towers M/S to Satwa Bus Station via World Trade Center M/S.
- Route F32: From Mall of the Emirates M/S to the Arabian Ranches 2 via Dubai Studio City and the Sustainable City.
- Route F35: From Mall of the Emirates M/S to the Greens and Al Barsha Heights.
- Route F41: From Business Bay M/S to South Ridge, Backyard Business Bay and The Ubora Towers.
Improvement of 13 Routes
In to order to carefully address customer needs at specific standards, the performance of 13 Bus Routes will be upgraded as follows:
- Route 7: The service will terminate at Satwa Station instead of Al Ghubaiba Station.
- Route 8: The service will run through King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street but will not serve Knowledge Village and Dubai Media City.
- Route 17: will be rerouted to reach the new Al Wasl Residential Complex behind the premises of Public Transport Agency at Muhaisna 4.
- Route 29: Will terminate at Dubai Mall instead of the Business Bay M/S.
- Route 43: Will now terminate at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport instead of Festival City.
- Route A64: Will now serve Umm Al Romool.
- Route 85: Will now pass through Ibn Battuta M/S in Discovery Gardens in the direction of the Dubai Internet City.
- Route 93: Will now terminate at Mall of the Emirates instead of The Greens.
- Route E98: Will be rerouted to start from Satwa Station up to Al Quoz Station without passing through Al Jafiliya M/S to reduce the frequency time and accelerate the service.
- Route C15: Will terminate at Deira City Station instead of Al Wasl Park Station.
- Route F08: Will terminate at Dubai Festival City instead of Toyota Service at Dubai Festival City.
- Route F14: The service will be modified to run in a circular route to serve the Business Bay M/S, The Ubora Towers, Backyard Business Bay and South Ridge.
- Route F55A: Will be renamed N55 and extended to reach Ghubaiba Bus Station to fit with the nature and time of the service, being a night service only
Service Frequency of 3 Lines
Changes will be made in the service frequency (headway) of the following routes through increasing the number of operating buses to meet customer needs.
- The service frequency of Route 7 will be reduced from 30 minutes to 20 minutes in all morning and evening peak times.
- The service frequency of Route 365 will be reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the morning peak times.
- The service frequency of Route 366 will also be reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the evening peak time.
To avoid the lack of frequent service, Route 4 and Route F2 have been abolished. Areas covered by these two routes will be covered by the two new routes F4 and F6; which will be linked with the metro stations in the areas served by the new and abolished routes.
“The broadening and improvement of the public bus network is a rapid response to the growing needs of public transport users and in line with the urbanization & the budding business activities in various sectors in Dubai and the UAE,” said Al Ali.
– By Sheena Amos