Update: RTA to add three new metro bus routes in Dubai
RTA is enhancing its service to metro users…
Use public transportation in Dubai? On Friday, May 19, Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce three new metro link bus routes which could make travelling in the city a lot easier.
The new bus routes will connect major commercial areas so passengers can get to and from metro stations thus enhancing connectivity and mass transit within the emirate.
On May 19, #RTA is set to introduce three new Metro link bus routes in Dubai, aiming to enhance the local bus network’s coverage and strengthen integration with other modes of mass transit, particularly the Metro.https://t.co/6pqh6VIL3f pic.twitter.com/XqQ9HFlexj
— RTA (@rta_dubai) May 15, 2023
The first is Route 51, which will run every 20 minutes between Al Khail Gate and Business Bay Metro Station during peak hours.
The second route is SH1, which will run every 60 minutes between Dubai Mall Metro Station and Sobha Realty Metro Station.
The third route is YM1, which will run every 60 minutes between UAE Exchange Metro Station and Yiwu Market.
Additional changes you need to be aware of…
To reduce travel time, RTA is modifying route F47 to end at the Dubai Investment Park Metro Station. Those travelling to Dubai Investments Park should take the current routes F51, F50, F48, and F46. Route 50 will now terminate at the Business Bay Metro Station to cut the journey time for passengers.
Passengers heading to Al Khail Gate should take the new route 51. Route C15 will be expanded to include a bus stop at Al Mamzar Beach Park in order to service more residential neighbourhoods.
Route E102 will also be extended to conclude at Al Jaffiliya Bus Station, providing service from the CBD to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The transport authority will also make improvements to the journey times of 48 other bus routes, namely: 91A, C04, 91, 84, 81, 77, 67, 66, 64, 62, 61, 53, 51, 50, 29, 24, 22, 21, 17, 13, 8, 7C09, C15, C28, D03, E700, F01, F05, F06, F08, F10, F21, F26, F27, F30, F36, F47, F57, J01, N55, X02, X13, X22, X23, X28, X25 and X64.
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