Dubai-Sharjah travel time cut to 12 minutes for bus riders

Dedicated lanes to make bus travel a traffic-free experience


Travel time between Dubai and Sharjah will be as short as 12 minutes for inter-emirate bus commuters. This comes after Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in coordination with Sharjah’s Roads and Transport Authority, announced the resumption of two intercity bus routes between the emirates starting Sunday.

These buses will ply on dedicated lanes — meaning commuters won’t be stuck in Dubai-Sharjah traffic.

Adel Mohammed Shakeri, Director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency, RTA, told Khaleej Times: “This is a different experience, as previously people experienced mixed traffic. This is going to save time. It will take only 12 minutes to commute between the two emirates without traffic.”

The first is route E306. Buses on this route will commence the journey from Al Ghubaiba Bus Depot, Dubai, and end at Al Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah via Al Mamzar, at a frequency of 20 minutes. Six double-decker buses will be deployed on this route.

The second is route E307, which will also be served by six double-decker buses. Buses will start from Deira City Centre Bus Station, Dubai, and head to Al Jubail Bus Station, Sharjah, via Al Ittihad Road. The service frequency will be 20 minutes. About 1,500 commuters will travel daily on this route.

Also starting Sunday, the RTA will reroute two other intercity bus routes. The E307A and E400 routes which will now go via Al Mamzar, instead of Al Ittihad Road. More

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