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05 March 2024

Abu Dhabi overhauls bus network; find out if you are affected…

By Staff

The Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi has overhauled its bus network in order to develop and improve upon its services.

The Bus Transportation Office announced the first phase of the bus network services improvement initiative in the capital, with operational time modified for some routes, along with new services added and some other services were cancelled due to lack of usage.

New services

Starting today, the Bus Office has implemented new services, which include a new bus service from Abu Dhabi city to Saadiyat Public Beach on number 192 that will replace the existing 401 to have nine trips and 120 minutes wait time.

Meanwhile, 193 will be new bus service Abu Dhabi city to Saadiyat Beach North, replacing service 403; this too will have nine trips and 120 minutes wait time.

A third, 445 new service will take traveller from Al Wathba Prison to Baniyas east Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, which will make nine trips and have a 120-minute wait time.

Services improvements

In order to improve the timing on some routes, the bus office announces that there has been an increase in the number of buses, which will lead to increase the frequency to 20 minutes on following routes: 63 From Marina to Al Reem Island; 40 from Al Marryah to Khalifa Park; 10 Ras Al Akhdar to Zayed Port; A1 – Al Zahiyah to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Allocating bus routes

Other changes include an extension of Service 170 from Al Rawdha to Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1, while Service 162 has been extended from Khalifa Street to Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 1.

Meanwhile, service 140 was cancelled due to lack of usage.

In addition, all bus services timetable in Abu Dhabi and its suburbs have been modified to operate for 18 working hours, except services 5, 7, 32, 54 and A1, which will remain for 24 hours.

These modifications were set after a variety of studies conducted that aimed to enhance the bus network and its infrastructure in Abu Dhabi.