RTA launches new bus route and improves transit time

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Source:  www.rta.ae

The Public Transport Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that it will launch on July 1st a new bus route in Dubai besides broadening and merging other routes as well.

The new route was launched following elaborate studies and extensive site surveys carried out by the Agency’s work teams to assess the daily requirements of bus commuters in Dubai, according to Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashemi, Acting CEO of Public Transport Agency.

“The new line (X13) starts from Al Awir Bus Depot (A) using standard buses and passes across several locations including Al Qusais Bus Station (3), Workers Accommodation (12 2) at Al Qusais, Metro Taxi Company, Deira Fish Market, Sahara Center, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station (2), Satwa Bus Station (2), Hamriya Port and other districts in Dubai,” said Al Hashemi.

“Journey time will be improved on several routes, namely: 4, 7, 10, 13, 13A, 13B, 22, 27, 31, 42, 44, 47, 48, 61, 61D, 63E, 66, 67, 365, C14, C18C26, X23, F15, F25A and F46. Operational hours on route 13B will be extended to include Fridays with a 12 minutes frequency between each service,” continued Al Hashemi.

He further added that the transit time on (F3, F4, F5, F10, F11, F29, F30, F31, F33) routes would be improved, and (E302) route would be merged with (E304) via Al Karama. The new Route would be renamed as (E304) to pass along the same areas covered by (E302), while Route (11C) would be rerouted.

As of the same date, the service frequency on (F32A), (F13) and (21) routes will be revised and routes (11M, 13X, X25) will be abolished, and Route (E302) used for Inter-City service will also be abolished.

It is note-worthy that abolishing and merging of routes comes in response to elaborate studies and extensive field surveys including a number of key factors such as the volume of demand for public bus service, and the enhancement of the infrastructure comprising roads, streets, bridges and tunnels with the aim of delivering top-class service to all segments of the community.