Dubai’s transport authority has revealed details of a major expansion of the city’s public bus network.
The Public Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened 11 new bus routes including 10 metro feeder services, and improved 13 other routes starting from last Saturday.
“The move is intended to bring more happiness to public transport users in general and bus riders in particular. It also responds to the increasing demand for this service in Dubai,” the agency said in a statement.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali, director of planning & business development, RTA Public Transport Agency, said the new bus routes include 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.
Also launched are 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; and Route F41 from Business Bay M/S to South Ridge, Backyard Business Bay and The Ubora Towers.
Changes have also been made to the service frequency of three routes, increasing the number of operating buses to meet customer needs.
The service frequency of Route 7 has been reduced from 30 minutes to 20 minutes in all morning and evening peak times while the service frequency of Route 365 is reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the morning peak times.
The service frequency of Route 366 has also been reduced from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the evening peak time.
“The broadening and improvement of the public bus network is a rapid response to the growing needs of public transport users,” added Al Ali.