UAE RTA adds 3 new bus routes and upgrades others to better bus and metro interaction
Three new metro connection bus routes in Dubai are scheduled to begin service on May 19 by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The move aims to increase synergy between the local bus network and the emirate's other mass transit systems, especially the metro, and to extend the network's reach. Additionally, starting the same day, additional enhancements will be made on a few other routes.
The first is Route 51, which will run at a frequency of once every 20 minutes during rush hours between Al Khail Gate and Business Bay Metro Station.
The second is Route SH1, which will run every 60 minutes between Sobha Realty Metro Station and Dubai Mall Metro Station.
The third option is Route YM1, which will run every 60 minutes between Yiwu Market and UAE Exchange Metro Station.
To make the trip shorter, RTA has changed Route F47's route to end at the Dubai Investment Park Metro Station. Use the existing routes F51, F50, F48, and F46 if you're going to Dubai Investments Park. To reduce travel time, Route 50 will come to an end at the Business Bay Metro Station.
Al Khail Gate-bound travellers should take the new Route 51. Al Mamzar Beach Park bus stop will be added to Route C15 in order to service more residential neighbourhoods. The service from the CBD to Abu Dhabi Airport will be provided by Route E102, which will also be expanded to end at Al Jaffiliya Bus Station.
The Public Transport Agency 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 & X64.
RTA is constantly looking for ways to improve the integration of buses with other mass transportation systems like the metro, tram, and marine transport. Public transport will surely become the finest mode of transit in the emirate as a result of the improvements to its infrastructure.