To optimize daily commutes in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is implementing significant changes to the city’s bus routes, effective November 20. These adjustments aim to streamline travel times and provide a more efficient transportation experience for residents and visitors.
Revamping Routes: Enhancing Connectivity
To facilitate smoother journeys, Route 11A is set to be replaced by two new routes: 16A and 16B. Commencing from the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, Al Awir Branch, Route 16A will travel to the Gold Souq Bus Station, with Route 16B covering the return journey. Simultaneously, Route 20 will give way to Routes 20A and 20B, connecting Al Nahda Bus Stop to Warsan 3 Bus Stop and vice versa.
Optimizing Daily Movement: Route Restructuring
Route 367 will undergo a transformation, being replaced by Routes 36A and 36B. Starting from Silicon Oasis High Bay Bus Stop, Route 36A will conclude at the Etisalat Bus Station, while Route 36B will operate in the opposite direction. These strategic measures are designed to expedite the daily commute for passengers.
Additional Adjustments: Enhancing Efficiency
Several other modifications are set to come into effect. Route 21 will no longer serve the Onpassive Metro Station, and Route 24 will be shortened, terminating at Dubai Festival City. On the other hand, Route 53 will extend its reach to the International City Bus Station, providing enhanced connectivity.
Strategic Changes for Improved Travel: RTA’s Vision
RTA’s Public Transport Agency is not only focusing on these routes but is also committed to improving journey times for 33 additional bus routes, including 5, 15, 21, 24, 28, 31, 34, 44, 50, 51, 53, 61, 64, 95A, 96, C04, C28, E102, F01, F15, F26, F17, F19A, F19B, F24, F30, F31, F41, F48, F53, F54, F81, and H04.
Making Public Transport the Preferred Choice: A Holistic Approach
These changes underscore RTA’s commitment to expanding and integrating the public bus network with other modes of transportation, such as the metro, tram, and marine transport. By creating seamless connections between these various modes, RTA aims to position public transport as the preferred choice for commuting within the emirate.
Facilitating Access: Improved Bus Stop Locations
To further enhance the commuter experience, the location of Metro Max Bus Stop for certain routes has been shifted southward, minimizing walking distances. Routes 10, 21, 27, 83, 88, 95, 32C, 91A, X28, X92, and X94 will benefit from this adjustment. Additionally, for Routes 29, 61, and C26, the Metro Max Stop will be relocated to Al Jaffiliya Bus Station.
A Commuter-Friendly Dubai
These adjustments align with RTA’s broader vision to create an efficient, interconnected public transportation system. The focus remains on providing a hassle-free and efficient travel experience, making Dubai an even more commuter-friendly city.
For more details and a comprehensive list of the affected bus routes, refer to the official RTA announcement.