DUBAI ó The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it will, on Friday, launch a Shuttle Bus Route (300) to operate from within the International City. The authority said it would also change the existing routes.
“As of that date, the agency will modify routes X23 and 53, which starts from the Gold Souk Station towards International City so that the first journey will continue to run from the morning up to 10am, and the second journey will continue to be run from 5pm to 8pm,” according to the Director of Planning & Business Development, Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashimi.
“Buses deployed on these two routes will enter the International City during other times via Hatta. In the return journey from the Gold Souk Station, buses will travel directly through Al Manama Road, and the two routes will link up with the new route, (300).”
Route 11A will start off the Gold Souk Station to Al Rashidiya Metro Station with a 20 minutes interval (headway), and from Gold Souk Station to Al Awir with a 60 minutes interval. The path of Route (88) from Nakheel Metro Station up to Deira City Centre will be modified to pass through the Dubai Internet City and Nakheel Metro Station.
The path of the metro station feeder service Route (F46) will start off Dubai Media City to Ibn Battuta Metro Station from 7am to 9am, and also from 5pm to 7pm throughout the weekdays, and the Route will continue to access the Dubai Lagoons.
“RTA is keen on broadening the reach of its public transport network to cater to the existing demand for public bus service in Dubai Emirate,” said Al Hashimi.
“Public buses and the bus feeder service of the metro stations are RTA’s strategic initiatives and key instruments for raising the percentage of trips made through public transport network by enticing various segments of the community to use the mass transit means in their daily travels,” he added.