It was revealed by Eisa Abdul-Rahman Al Dosari, CEO of Public Transport Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) that the Agency would launch, on April 30, three new feeder bus service for the metro stations to cover more areas in Dubai Emirate, and would also embark on widening, upgrading and merging other routes as well.
“Launching these routes has come to light as a result of elaborated studies and extensive site surveys carried out by Planning & Business Development Department at Public Transport Agency to identify the requirements of linking the metro stations with the public bus network in Dubai, and establishing the specific requirements of all areas in the vicinity of the new metro stations that warrant merging, widening and upgrading several existing routes. Work will begin in the new routes and modifications to coincide with the opening of seven new metro stations, namely: Emirates Airlines, Airport (Terminal 1), Karama, Emirates Towers, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and Ibn Battuta” stated Al Dosari.
“The three new routes will be dedicated to serve Dubai Internet City Station, Dubai Marina Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station, and as such will be roaming several districts of the city rendering internal transit on public transport a speedy, smooth and effective exercise” added Al Dosari.
“The new routes include Route (F32A); which will set off from Dubai Marina metro station, pass through several districts and landmarks of Dubai Emirate such as Knowledge Village, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Exeter University in Dubai and several other areas across Sheikh Zayed Road. Two buses are deployed on this route and the service is run at 20 minutes headway (interval).
Route (F37) starts off Dubai Marina Metro Station and passes by several areas and landmarks of Dubai such as Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Ritz-Carlton Towers, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi and other areas. Two buses are deployed on this route and the service is run at 20 minutes headway (interval).
Route (F39A) starts off Dubai Marina Metro Station and passes by several areas and landmarks of Dubai such as Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, HSBC Bank and other areas. Two buses are deployed on this route and the service is run at 20 minutes headway (interval).
In another development, Route (F6) will be expanded to Al Garhoud, which is covered by Route (F7), and Route (F8) will also be expanded to Al Badia and Dubai Flower Center; which is covered by Route (F9). Both routes will start off Emirates Airlines Metro Station and will not enter Dubai Airport (Terminal 3) area. Routes (4, 22, 42, 48 and 93) will be expanded, Route (22) will be diverted to start from Al Qusais Depot, and Route (F48) will be rerouted to start off Century Mall Terminus, Al Mamzer. Routes (F53, 31, 44 and 47) will be rerouted such that Route (F44) will terminate at Festival City Bus Stop. Routes (2, 24C, 34, 90, 91, 91A, X28, X92, F07, F09, F37A and F999) will be merged, and the headway in other routes will be enhanced.
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