In the emirate’s bid to provide top-of-the-line services across various sectors, the Dubai government has come up with a decision to further expand its traffic network by introducing additional bus routes to improve traffic flow and minimize congestion in anticipation of upcoming major events by next year.
Overall, the Dubai government’s decision to introduce additional bus routes align with the country’s overall thrusts, which emphasize the need to provide quality services to promote happiness and people’s satisfaction over the leadership’s governance.
9 New Bus Routes to be Launched by RTA on April 7
In line with this, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced on April 2 (Tuesday), that it will be launching nine new additional bus routes starting April 7, as shared in a report by the Khaleej Times.
Here are the new routes to be opened to the public this month:
- Route 20 from Al Warsan 3 to Al Nahda via Airport Terminal 2, which will link Rashidiya Metro Bus Station and International City with service frequency of 30 minutes on peak hours.
- Route E201 servicing Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Al Ain Bus station with service frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours.
- Route J02 connecting International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) with Arabian Ranches via Dubai Studio City with service frequency of 30 minutes on peak hours.
- Route 310 from Rashidiya Metro and Bus Station to the International City with service frequency of 8 minutes during peak hours.
- Route 320 from Rashidiya Metro and Bus Station to Silicon Oasis/Academic City with service frequency of 8 minutes on peak hours.
- Route F34 from Dubai Internet City Metro Station to Dubai Production City via IMPZ with a frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours.
- Route F37 linking Mall of the Emirates Metro Station with Dubai Sports City with service frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours.
- Route E315 from Etisalat Metro Station to Muwaileh Bus Station in Sharjah.
- Route E316 from Rashidiya Metro Station to the University of Sharjah (Airport Road Interchange).
Additionally, there will be some changes to existing bus routes starting April 7, as well:
- Route F30 will be curtailed at Studio City with no service to Arabian Ranches, thus enabling a faster service from Dubai Studio City. The existing passengers from Arabian Ranches will be covered by the new Route J02, enabling transfer at Dubai Studio City.
- Route F04 will be converted into a circular service, enabling transfers at Al Khaleej Road opposite to Gold Souq Bus Station.
- Route 50 will be cut short at Business Bay.
- Route F09 will be stretched to Dubai Frame from Jafiliya Metro Station.
- Route 24, a new loop service, will connect Sahara Centre with the existing route.
The following routes will also be cancelled as of April 7:
- Routes 365 and 366, whereas existing passengers will be served by routes 310, 320 and 20.
- Route F29 will be cancelled as well, and existing passengers will be served by the new service F34, F37, F30 and J02.
Becoming acquainted with the new bus routes to be launched in the city starting this month will enable the public to have more options as to how they can get around to places on bus under better traffic conditions, ideally.