UAE NEWS: Abu Dhabi announces free bus service among other new routes

The changes are the result of an in-depth study of bus services that focused on community needs.
The Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport (ITC) Center for Transport and Transport has announced new bus service improvements in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain City and Al Dhafra Region from November 6, 2020 (Friday).

This comes as part of ITC’s efforts to improve the quality of services provided and to build an integrated and sustainable public transport network, a statement released on Wednesday.

Bus Service Development in Abu Dhabi District

  • 103 new service between Mohamed Bin Zayed City and Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi Island. The service will be active every 60 minutes. It will provide instant communication between Al Shabiya and Abu Dhabi Island via Airport Road.
  • New facility 408 between Abu Dhabi Bus Station and Sheikh Zared Heritage Festival in Al Wathba. This is a free season service that will run from November 20 to February 20, 2021.
  • Head upgrade: Services A1 and A2 will be operational every 60 minutes.
  • Service 111 has been extended to the Musaffah area to provide direct contact with Abu Dhabi City.
  • Service X3 will be canceled. Passengers can use the 33, 34 and X5 service as an alternative.
  • Services 210, 216, 400, 402, 403 and 420 are converted to disconnect at Sahama Bus Station. Bus users can use the “Bus on Demand” service within the Sahama area to access the Sahama bus station.
  • Bus run time is enhanced with services 160, 161, 401, 406, A1, A2, A10, A20, B43, M01, M02, M03, M04 and M05. Strengthening Bus Services in Al Ain City
  • The dunes have been repaired with services 350, 360, 375, 380, 390, 450, 460, 491, 495, 496, 550, 560, 590, 595, 901, 902, 941 and 991.
  • 760 new service between Mirfa Souq, Habshan and Al Dhafra Mall. The service will be available on Thursdays, Fridays, and public holidays.
  • New service 864 between Gayay and E15 Al Madina. The service will be available on Thursdays, Fridays, and public holidays.
  • Service route 664 is being diverted to the industrial area.

In addition, a special service plan will be developed in Al Ain City and suburbs. For more information on new developments, visit www.itc.gov.ae, Darb application or call 80088888.

The above changes are the result of an in-depth study of bus services that focused on community needs and aimed at providing more comprehensive services and communication.

All public transport systems at ITC are completely safe to use as all surveillance systems are operated and all public buses in Abu Dhabi are disinfected every time after bus rides and overnight cleaning when buses return to bus stops. All contact points such as ticketing machines will be disinfected regularly to ensure the safety of our passengers. That is more than just following the physical distance from buses and bus stops.

Passengers and drivers are obliged to wear masks and follow self-defense measures while using public buses to ensure the safety of all during these difficult times.

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