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Monday, June 7, 2010

RTA inaugurates 5 new bus routes, streamlines other routes from June 1st

Essa Abdul-Rahman Al Dossari, CEO of Public Transport Agency of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), stated that the Agency inaugurated 5 new bus routes in Dubai, and broadened & merged other routes as of June 1st.
Al Dossari confirmed that the launch of these routes came as a result of elaborate studies and extensive site surveys carried out by the Agency’s work teams in order to assess the daily requirements of bus riders in Dubai Emirate.

For his part Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashimi, Director of Planning & Business Development, Public Transport Agency said: “Three of these new five routes (C4, C5, C55) will start off Al Awir Bus Depot (B) where double-deck buses will be deployed to pass along several areas including Gold Souk Bus Station, Intersection (1) at Naif Road, Burj Nahar, Clock R/A, Lamsy Plaza, American Hospital, Al Wasl Hospital and other localities. The other two routes (C7, C9) will start off Al Qusais Bus Depot, using standard buses, and pass along several areas including Hor Al Anz (1), Omer bin Al Khattab School (2), Abu Hail Road, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, The British Consulate, Dubai Center for Special Needs and other districts”.

“The transit time will be enhanced on several lines, namely (11A, 11C, 11M, 12, 32C, 33, 64, 93, C1, C2, C19, F1, F13, F46), and the path of Route (F46), a metro station feeder service, will be stretched to the International Media Production Zone,” he continued.
Al Hashimi further added: “Double deck buses will also be deployed on Route (C10), and the service of (53, C3) will be rerouted such that Route (C3) will terminate at Hor Al Anz Station. Meanwhile a number of other routes are being abolished from the beginning of June, including (5, 5X, 6, 9D, 14, 18, 19, 20, 23, 41, C8). Moreover, the two lines (X10, 12X) had also been abolished as of May 15th this year”.

It is noteworthy that canceling and merging of routes comes as a result of elaborate studies and extensive site surveys involving several key factors such as the size of demand for the public bus service, and the enforcement of the infrastructure, such as roads, streets, bridges and tunnels, in order to offer the best services to all segments of the community.


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