10 will be metro feeder services while 13 existing routes will be redrawn to accommodate more areas
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Dubai: Dubai’s sprawling urban bus network will further expand from April 15, with 11 new routes reaching new destinations, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Tuesday.
Of the 11 new routes, 10 will be metro feeder services, while 13 existing routes will be redrawn to accommodate more areas.
Mohammad Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Planning and Business Development, at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said that the launch new routes aims to meet the needs of public transport riders.
The new routes cover different areas of Dubai reaching destinations that see high traffic as well as areas that were not covered earlier.
Apart from the new routes 13 routes will be upgraded including Route 7, which will terminate at Satwa Station instead of Al Ghubaiba Station.
Route 8 will run through King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street but will not serve Knowledge Village and Dubai Media City.
Route 17 will be re-routed to reach the new Al Wasl Residential Complex behind the premises of Public Transport Agency at Muhaisna 4.
Route 29 will terminate at Dubai Mall instead of the Business Bay metro sation.
Route 43 will now terminate at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport instead of Festival City.
Route A64 will now serve Umm Al Ramool.
Route 85 will now pass through Ibn Battuta metro station in Discovery Gardens on the way to Dubai Internet City.
Route 93 will now terminate at Mall of the Emirates instead of The Greens. Route E98 will be re-routed to start from Satwa Station up to Al Quoz Station without passing through Al Jafiliya metro station to increase the frequency. Route C15 will terminate at Deira City Station instead of Al Wasl Park Station.
Route F08 will terminate at Dubai Festival City instead of Toyota Service Centre at Dubai Festival City.
Route F14 will be modified to run in a circular route to serve the Business Bay metro station, The Ubora Towers, Business Bay and South Ridge.
Route F55A will be renamed N55 and extended to reach Ghubaiba Bus Station and will be a night service only.
F04: From Gold Souq Bus Station to Deira City Center Bus Station.
F06: From Rashidiya Metro Station to Rashidiya Community.
F07: From Etisalat metro station to the residences of Dubai Municipality staffs at Al Qusais.
F09: From Al Wasl Park to Jafiliya Bus Station via Satwa.
F19: From the Business Bay metro to The Ubora Towers.
F27: From Al Nahda metro statio to Dubai Airport Free Zone and Airport Terminal 2.
F28: From Emirates Towers metro to Satwa Bus Station via World Trade Center metro station.
F32: From Mall of the Emirates metro station to Arabian Ranches 2 via Dubai Studio City and the Sustainable City.
F35: From Mall of the Emirates metro station to Greens and Al Barsha Heights.
F41: From Business Bay metro to South Ridge, Business Bay and The Ubora Towers.
Changes will also be made in the service frequency of the following routes, with more buses joining the service.
Route 7 will run every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes during morning and evening peak times.
The service frequency of Route 365 will be increased from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the morning peak times.
The service frequency of Route 366 will also be increase from 10 minutes to 8 minutes during the evening peak time.
Route 09: From Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Business Bay metro station through Jumeirah Street.