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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will launch Bus Route (F81), a new metro link service on Sunday (Oct.25). It will also open a dedicated bus lane on Al Khan & Mamzar links for Route (E303) to lift commuters between Dubai and Sharjah and introduce other route improvements on the same date.
“The new Route (F81), a metro link service, will be opened on Oct.25 from Al Qusais Industrial Area to Al Nahda Metro Station. The service frequency will be 15 minutes during peak hours,” said Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency, RTA.
“RTA will also open a dedicated bus lane on Al Khan & Mamzar links for Route (E303) to shuttle riders between the Union Metro Station in Dubai and Al Jubail Station in Sharjah, which will reduce around 15 minutes of the bus transit time between the two Emirates at peak times. The service will use a bus-dedicated connecting lane, thus will render riders commuting experience between Dubai and Sharjah smooth and convenient. RTA will deploy ten double-deck buses on this route,” he noted.
“On the same date, RTA will improve several other bus routes including Route 77, which will be extended to RTA’s Head Office via the Emirates Metro Station. Route C19 will be abolished, and changes will be made to the service timing of Routes X94, X02, DPR1, 367, 97, 64A and 7,” explained Shakri.
The Director of Planning and Business Development reiterated RTA’s keenness to expand the public bus network and improve its integration with other mass transit means like the metro, tram and water transport. He stressed that a well-connected and convenient public transport network would make it the optimal mobility option in the Emirate.
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