RTA resumes three Dubai-Sharjah bus routes

DG Staff

DUBAI 28 September 2020: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Sharjah’s Roads and Transport Authority, has resumed operating three intercity buses between the two emirates.

Two of these routes have started operation Sunday and the third will start two weeks later.

“The first of the three routes, E303, starts from the Union Metro Station in Dubai and heads to Al Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah. The second route, E307A, starts from Abu Hail Metro Station in Dubai and heads to Al Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah, as well. These two routes start operation on Sunday, September 27th. The third route, E315, will start from Etisalat Metro Station in Dubai and head to Muwaileh Bus Station, and will start after two weeks,” said Adel Sharkri, Director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency, RTA.

“The three routes are vital for the integration of public transport networks between Dubai and Sharjah. These routes are transitional to riders returning to Sharjah, starting their journeys from three metro stations in Dubai (Union, Abu Hail and Etisalat). They will ease the mobility of commuters between the two emirates, especially those living in Sharjah and working in Dubai.

“RTA is keen on implementing the precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19. It urges bus riders in Dubai, and intercity bus riders, to comply with precautionary measures in place, such as physical distancing and the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the virus and safeguard the public health of community members,” he added.

It is noteworthy that RTA had suspended intercity bus services between Dubai and Sharjah in implementing the national disinfection programme launched by the UAE for the protection of the community against the global coronavirus pandemic.

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