New bus timings and routes unveiled in Dubai

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Bus run time will improve considerably in Dubai as the Roads and Transport revises several routes and revived previous stops in Dubai from September 1.

Image Credit: Francois Nel/GN archive Commuters make use of the public buses operating from Satwa bus station. The Roads and Transport revises several routes and revived previous stops in Dubai from September 1.
Image Credit: Francois Nel/GN archive Commuters make use of the public buses operating from Satwa bus station. The Roads and Transport revises several routes and revived previous stops in Dubai from September 1.

Of the 88 urban routes that operate in the city, 10 routes are being modified or realigned to improve the efficiency and reliability of the buses.

“As part of the continuous improvement plan of the bus service, Public Transport Agency (PTA) undertakes frequent surveys to improve the run time of buses. As a result, 10 bus routes have been modified to better serve the commuters from September 1,” said Eisa Al Hashemi, Acting Director of Planning and Business Development at PTA.

The Bus routes that were tweaked following the opening of Rashid Tunnel are 10, 33, 42, 44, 61D, 66, 67, C04, C05, C07, C14, C15, C18, C19, X23 and E16.

Construction work near the Rashid Hospital area had earlier forced diversion of these routes, leading to scrapping of some stops on the above routes. However, as the construction work completed and the Rashid Tunnel opened for traffic last month, bus routes have been modified once again to pass through the area and stops have been reopened.

Apart from the 10 routes that have been modified, sequence of 10 more routes have been altered to improve the run time. More info

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