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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to launch 4 new bus routes and introduce improvements to many others by Oct.20, 2019.
The step is in line with RTA’s ongoing efforts to improve Dubai Bus network and enhance the integration with other mass transit means.
It also stems from RTA’s keenness to meet the growing demand for public buses and bring happiness to people.
“The first of the four new routes is Route 321, from Bus Stop of Dubai Silicon Oasis High B to the lake of Dubai Silicon Oasis to serve the Dubai Silicon Oasis at a frequency of 30 minutes during peak hours.
The second is Route J03 from Dubai Studio City to Damac Hills to serve the two communities at a 60-minute frequency. The third is J04 from Dubai Studio City to Ramram to serve communities in between.
The fourth is Metro Link service (F70) from Burjuman Metro Station to Dubai Museum to serve tourist areas such as Al Fahidi Heritage Village and Dubai Museum,” announced Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“We will also improve other lines starting October 20. The path of Route X22 from Al Qusais Industrial Area 2 to the Business Bay MS will change to pass along Happiness Street.
"Similarly, the path of Route 91 commuting between Gold Souq Station and Jebel Ali Bus Station will be changed to serve the Business Bay MS in both directions. Route 98E from Al Quoz Bus Station to Satwa will also witness a change and the service will not enter Satwa Bus Station.
"Riders on this route are requested to use bus stops nearby Satwa Bus Station,” he added.
“RTA will also stretch the path of Route 7 to Al Quoz Bus Station and the service will not enter Satwa Bus Station. Riders are requested to use bus stops nearby Al Bida’a Bus Stop. Route 34 will be operational on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the service frequency will be 30 minutes. Route 95A and Route 56 will be operating on all weekdays and the service intervals will be every 120 minutes.”
Roads and Transport Authority, is set to complete the initial stage of installing a new generation of smart screens at public bus stations/stops to display real-time updates of bus timings.
The step is part of a 5-year plan for the improvement of metro and marine transport stations and their surroundings to enhance multi-modal transit integration
RTA adds Braille signage, specially built toilets and counters, use of microphones at the reception desks for people with hearing impairments and docking stations for charging electric wheelchairs at bus stations for people of Determination.
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