Two new stations opened on the Green Line of Dubai Metro Line today; Jadaf and Creek Station.
In order to provide smooth access to and from the stations, the Road and Transport Authority has introduced two new bus stops serving the two Metro stations from today.
Bus Route C04 will serve both the Metro stations, with the introduction of Jadaf Metro station bus stop and Creek Metro station bus stop starting from March 1st, said Essa Al Hashemi, Director, Planning and Business Development at the Public Transport Authority (PTA) at the RTA.
During weekdays the new route will have a headway of 15 minutes, which becomes 20 minutes during weekends and holidays.
In the evenings the route will have a staggered headway ranging from 15 to 30 minutes, coping with the Dubai Metro Green Line trips and passenger traffic in that area, he explained.
From the Metro stations passengers will be able to transit by bus to surrounding communities, as the route serves Al Jaddaf, Zabeel First, Oud Metha, Umm Hurair Second, Port Saeed, Riga Al Buteen, Al Muraqqabat and Al Murar up to Gold Souq bus station.
Furthermore, an additional bus route will operate to serve Al Wasl Club when matches are held. “There are three bus routes that will serve al Wasl club,” said Al Hashemi.
Bus route 44 to Rashidiya Metro Station will run its service every 30 minutes, bus route 66 to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station with a headway of an hour and Bus route C04 to Gold Souq Bus Station will run every 15 minutes.
In addition to the bus services, a new marine transit route is in the pipeline. The route would connect Creek metro station with Festival City.
New bus routes
March 1 marks the launch of several new transport routes in Dubai.
Apart from the Metro lines, two new bus routes are launched, serving popular communities in the emirate.
A new feeder bus -Route F29- connects the Mall of the Emirates Metro Station with the International Media Production Zone serving both Motor City and Sports City, en route.
“This service will enhance the mobility in four rapidly growing communities with 20 minutes headway on regular week days, while on Friday the level of service will be 30 minutes operating in-line with the Dubai Metro timetable,” said Al Hashemi in an earlier statement to Emirates 24|7.
The second feeder bus route is Route 367, connecting Etisalat Metro station with International City via both Mirdif City Center and Muhaisnah area.
The service operates with 20 minutes headway during peak hours, and with 30 minutes headway during off-peak hours.
In Business Bay, the first feeder bus will do rounds today, as Route 29 has been extended to serve the community from March 1st.
The bus route connects Al Ghubaiba area with Down Town Burj Area, and has been extended from its current end terminus located beside Dubai Mall to service the Business Bay development and terminate at Business Bay Metro Station,” Al Hashemi told this website earlier.
“The development of new routes takes into account the requirement of new developers, feedback of residence in Dubai and provide connectivity to major transportation modes,” he explained.
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