Better connectivity to benefit Dubai's commuters

More feeder buses, better coordination and new routes planned.
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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to offer more feeder buses and new routes that coordinate better with Dubai Metro timings, in order to accomodate the increasing number of commuters on busy routes.

The changes include increasing capacity on route F43, which operates to Discovery Gardens, F22 and introducing route F21 to connect Stadium metro station with Al Nahda 1 development, reports The National.

Essa Abdulrahman Al Hashemi, director of planning and business development with the Public Transport Agency, said: “There are more trips planned during the mid day on route F29, connecting Mall of the Emirates with Motor City and the International Media Production Zone.

"There is also a plan to enhance the level of service on routes F11, F25 and F15, that operate in both the Trade Centre area and Al Quoz area.”

The newspaper reports that the RTA is also planning to operate bus number F54, which connects passengers commuting inside the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), on Friday mornings.

This will integrate with route 91 to provide Jafza development with bus service operating to the CBD area such as route 91 and 91A.

Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, acting chief executive of the RTA’s Rail Agency, said there are more than seven times the number of daily commuters using the Dubai Metro today compard with when it launched in September 2009.

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