Dubai RTA Implements Modifications to Bus Routes and Schedules

In an effort to improve daily mobility and provide passengers with easier and more convenient journeys, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has revealed changes to multiple public bus routes.

Dubai's RTA Improves Public Bus Routes for Seamless Commuting

As part of its plan to increase capacity and improve connectivity between the public bus network and other forms of public transportation, such as the metro, tram, and maritime transport, the RTA has renamed and restructured some bus routes.

The end goal is to make public transportation the most popular option for commuting within the emirate by creating seamless linkages between different kinds of transportation.

Route adjustments and replacements

  • Routes 16A and 16B: Routes 16A and 16B will take the place of Route 11A, with 16A traveling from the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, Al Awir Branch, to the Gold Souq Bus Station and 16B returning.

  • Routes 20A and 20B: These routes will take the place of Route 20. 20A will operate from Al Nahda Bus Stop to Warsan 3 Bus Stop, and 20B will serve the return journey.

  • Routes 36A and 36B: These routes will take the place of Route 367. 36A will start from Silicon Oasis High Bay Bus Stop and end at the Etisalat Bus Station, while 36B will run in the opposite direction.

Other route modifications

  • Route 21 is no longer serving the Onpassive Metro Station.
  • Route 24: Shortened to terminate at Dubai Festival City
  • Route 53: Extended to the International City Bus Station
  • Route F17: Shortened to start from the Onpassive Metro Station
  • Routes F19A and F19B: Shortened to pass through the Business Bay Metro Bus Stop South 2.
  • Route H04: diverted to pass through Hatta Souq

Optimizing travel time and arrival

Streamlining everyday motions, shortening travel times, and ensuring faster arrival at destinations are the goals of these modifications. As part of its efforts to make public transportation more user-friendly and efficient, the RTA has moved the Metro Max Bus Stop to shorten pedestrian distances and is planning to shorten travel times for 33 additional bus routes.

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