RTA launches 2 bus routes; one to feed metro stations, a third line modified
Roads and Transport Authority – Nashwan Atta’ee:
The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched two public bus routes; one of them is designated to serve metro stations, and a third line is rerouted today on March 1st in order to satisfy the rising demand for this service by public transport users in Dubai Emirate.
The Director of Planning and Business Development, RTA Public Transport Agency Essa Al Hashemi, said: “The launch of the first two routes in 2014 comes as a quick response to the need of mass transit network users and in keeping with the growing economy of the Dubai Emirate as part of the rapid developments seen by the UAE in all fields.
The first of the two routes is F29; which is a metro feeder route that starts from the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station and heads towards the Media Production Zone via the Motor City Autodrome & the Dubai Sports City; passing across several key destinations such Lulu Supermarket at Al Barsha, Dubai American Academy, Avenue Design, Service Staffs Clinic at Al Quoz, Motor City Spinneys, Motor City Dubai Autodrome, and the Dubai Investment Park. It also passes along a number of stops inside Dubai Sports City including the Head Office of the International Cricket Council, Victory Heights East Gate, Dubai Cricket Stadium, Golf Tower, and Victory Heights West Gate.
“The other is Route 367; which starts off Etisalat Metro Station and heads towards the International City via Mirdif City Center passing through a number of communities including Al Muhaisna Intersection 1, Islamic Learning & Training School at Al Mizher, Al Muhaisna 1B, Algiers Street, Dubai Modern School at Al Muhaisna, Mirdif Private School at Mirdif, Imam Abu Hanifa Mosque, Mirdif City Center, Mirdif Gate Central, Al Manama Street 4, and the Civil Defence at the International City,” continued Al Hashimi.
“To further improve the service in one of the existing routes, we have modified the path of Route 29 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station up to the Business Bay Metro Station via Al Fahidi Metro Station, Burjuman Metro Station, Al Karama Metro Station, Al Jafliya Metro Station (seaside), Dubai World Trade Center Hotel, Dubai Mall, Radisson Blue Hotel at Dubai Downtown, Burj View Central Tower, Southern Side Tower, Qamar Uddin and East Height Towers at G Gate of the Business Bay,” he added.
The Director of Planning and Business Development at Public Transport Agency reiterated the keenness of the RTA to broaden and improve the public transport network to keep pace with the ongoing urban and demographic expansion seen by the Emirate of Dubai. Public bus routes are considered one of the strategic initiatives and key pillars of raising the percentage of journeys made by public transport network through enticing more community members to use public transit modes in their daily travels; which will have positive repercussions on the traffic movement and the cleanliness of the environment as the increase in the number of public transport users will reduce snarls, boost traffic safety level, and greatly diminish the amount of environmental pollution caused by the massive number of vehicles in the Emirate.