The Public Transport Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has rerouted public bus road map concurrently with the opening of the new metro stations in order to keep pace with the accelerating changes in passengers distribution across Dubai Emirate.
Commenting on these changes, the Director of Business Development, RTA Public Transport Agency Mohammed Al Hashemi, said: “The route changes introduced, whether being addition, modification or abolition of some routes, come in the context of offering passengers better, efficient and comfortable services well integrated with various public transport modes.
“Among the key routes introduced is Route (F18) starting from the Business Bay Metro Station to Umm Al Sheef via Jumeirah (2) and (3), Route (F20) starting from the Business Bay Metro Station and back to the Business Bay Metro Station via Al Wasl and Al Safa (1), and Route (F25) starting from First Gulf Bank Metro Station and back to First Gulf Bank Metro Station via Al Qouz Industrial Area (3) and (4).
“Route (F28) is set to start from First Gulf Bank Metro Station and back to First Gulf Bank Metro Station via Umm Suqeim (2) and (3), Route (F32) to start from Nakheel Metro Station to Dubai Internet City Metro Station via Knowledge Village, and Route (F39) to start from Nakheel Metro Station to Dubai Media City Metro Station via Dubai Internet City premises,” added Al Hashemi.
As to the rerouting of public buses, the Director of Business Development stated that changes included Route (13A) to pass from Gold Souk Station to Al Qusais Station via Al Nahdah (2), Route (22) to pass from Al Nahdah (1) / Fatima Mosque via the Modern Pharmacy and Al Nahdah (2), and Route (C3) to pass from Al Karama Bus Station to Hor Al Anz Bus Station. He added that Routes (F25A, F32A and F39A) had been abolished.
In view of these changes, the Public Transport Agency was keen on rolling out awareness campaigns by forming a work team and carrying out site tours of all concerned bus stations across Dubai Emirate to distribute bilingual booklets (A/E) explaining to bus users the changes introduced to bus routes, and how to use Nol cards in order to ensure the correct delivery of information.