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May 20, 2024

Dubai’s RTA makes changes to bus routes and schedules

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced changes to several public bus routes to ease the daily mobility of riders and enable smooth and hassle-free journeys.

The transport regulator said the changes, which involve renaming and restructuring certain bus routes, are aimed at expanding and integrating the public bus network with other public transport modes, such as the metro, tram, and marine transport.

“By developing seamless connections between these various modes, RTA seeks to make public transport the preferred choice for commuting within the emirate,” the authority said in a statement.

RTA’s bus route changes

RTA said Route 11A is being replaced by Routes 16A and 16B. Route 16A will run from the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, Al Awir Branch, to the Gold Souq Bus Station.

Conversely, Route 16B will cover the return journey from the Gold Souq Bus Station back to the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, Al Awir Branch.

The authority said Route 20 will be replaced by Routes 20A and 20B. Route 20A will operate from Al Nahda Bus Stop to Warsan 3 Bus Stop. Route 20B will serve the return journey from Warsan 3 Bus Stop back to Al Nahda Bus Stop.

Route 367 will be replaced by Routes 36A and 36B. Route 36A will start from the Silicon Oasis High Bay Bus Stop and terminate at the Etisalat Bus Station.

Route 36B will run in the opposite direction from Etisalat Bus Station to the Silicon Oasis High Bay Bus Stop.

RTA said the route measures aim to streamline the daily movement of riders.

Other route modifications

RTA  said some modifications will be introduced on certain bus routes.

These include Route 21, which will no longer serve the Onpassive Metro Station. Route 24 will be shortened to terminate at the Dubai Festival City.

Route 53 will be extended to the International City Bus Station. Route F17 will be shortened to start from the Onpassive Metro Station. Routes F19A and F19B will be shortened to pass through the Business Bay Metro Bus Stop South 2, and Route H04 will be diverted to pass through Hatta Souq.

RTA highlighted that the latest changes are aimed at shortening the travel time and ensuring faster arrival of riders to their destinations.

RTA has also shifted the location of Metro Max Bus Stop, which serves Routes 10, 21, 27, 83, 88, 95, 32C, 91A, X28, X92 and X94, southward to Metro Max Stop 2 at the service road to reduce the walking distance to the buses.

Furthermore, the location of the Metro Max Stop through which Routes 29, 61 and C26 pass has been shifted to Al Jaffiliya Bus Station.

RTA’s Public Transport Agency is set to enhance journey times for 33 other bus routes: 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.