Dubai to add 11 new bus routes
Listen up public transport users! Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has officially announced that they will be introducing 11 new bus routes and improving 13 others. They will also increase bus frequency and cancel several routes.
These changes will be implemented from April 15.
#RTA will operate 11 new bus routes including 10 metro feeder service, and improve 13 other routes starting from April 15th.— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) April 11, 2017
The introduction of the 11 new routes and 13 route improvements comes as an attempt to meet the growing need and to ensure complete happiness on public transport.
Among the many new routes being introduced is Route 9, which will go from the Al Ghubaiba bus Station to the Business Bay metro, Route F04 which will go from the Gold Souq bus station to Deira City Centre’s bus station and Route F06 which will go from the Rashidiya metro station to the Rashidiya community.
Other new routes include the Route F07 which will go from the Etisalat metro station to the Dubai Municipality residences at Al Qusais, Route F09 which will go from Al Wasl Park to the Jafiliya bus station and Route F19 which will go from the Business Bay metro station to Ubora Tower.
Some of the route changes will include Route 29, which will stop at The Dubai Mall instead of going all the way to the Business Bay metro station, Route 43 will stop at Dubai International Terminal 2 instead of Dubai Festival City and Route F08 will now stop at Dubai Festival City instead of the nearby Toyota Service.
Other changes include Route 93 which will terminate at Mall of the Emirates instead of The Greens and Route F14 will run in a circular route serving the Business Bay metro station, Ubora Towers, Backyard Business Bay and the South Ridge.
Aside from adding and improving stations the RTA have also amended the frequency of several stops. RTA's Director of Planning and Business Development, Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali, explains: “The service frequency of Route 7 will be reduced from 30 minutes to 20 minutes during morning and evening peak times. The service frequency of Route 365 will be reduced from 10 to eight minutes during the morning peak times. The service frequency of Route 366 will also be reduced from 10 to eight minutes during the evening peak time,” he said.
He also added that Route 4 and Route F2 have been abolished due to a lack of demand and that these routes will be covered by the two new routes F4 and F6.