Free Expo 2020 bus shuttle services from nine locations in Dubai
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Free Expo 2020 bus shuttle services from nine locations in Dubai

Free Expo 2020 bus shuttle services from nine locations in Dubai

The RTA had allocated 57 buses for Expo visitors from nine locations in Dubai, operating 455 to 476 trips per day

Expo Rider buses

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that it has deployed 126 public ‘Expo Rider’ buses to provide free shuttle services to the Expo 2020 Dubai site for visitors from nine locations across Dubai.

Additionally, the RTA will launch two routes for Expo visitors from hotels directly to the site.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA said that the RTA had allocated 57 buses for Expo visitors from nine locations in Dubai, operating 455 to 476 trips per day. The RTA identified nine such stations.

The first station is Palm Jumeirah, where six buses will make 54 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday and 57 trips in both directions on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will be 15 minutes.

The second station is Al Baraha, where seven buses will run 62 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday and 68 trips in both directions on Thursdays and Fridays. The frequency will be 30 minutes.

The third station is Al Ghubaiba, which has integrated various mass transit modes spanning the metro, public buses, marine transport, and taxis. Twelve buses will make 74 trips in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 76 daily trips in both directions on Thursdays and Fridays. The frequency will be 15 minutes.

The fourth station is Etisalat, adjacent to Etisalat Metro Station on the Green Line. Eight buses will make 70 trips daily in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 72 trips in both directions on Thursdays and Fridays.

The fifth station is the Global Village, where three buses will make 10 trips daily on all weekdays. The frequency will be 60 minutes.

The sixth and seventh stations are the International City and the Dubai Silicon Oasis Station. Eight buses at both stations will make 78 trips daily in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 82 trips in both directions on Thursdays and Fridays. The frequency will be 15 minutes.

The eighth station is the Dubai Mall where five buses will make 55 trips per day in both directions from Saturday to Wednesday, and 59 trips in both directions on Thursdays and Fridays. The frequency will be 30 minutes.

The ninth station is the Dubai International Airport, where eight buses will complete 52 trips per day in both directions, seven days a week. The frequency will be 20 minutes.

Movement within Expo
Al Tayer added that the RTA would also provide two additional services to Expo visitors. The first is the Expo Parking Shuttle to transport visitors from the car parks to the three Expo Gates (Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability).
The RTA has allocated 57 buses to run 1,191 trips per day from Saturday to Wednesday and 1,377 trips on Thursdays and Fridays. The frequency will range from three to seven minutes.

The second service is Expo People Mover to transport visitors between the Expo Gates. Fifteen buses will make 310 daily trips from Saturday to Wednesday and 350 trips on Thursday and Friday. There are twelve additional reserve buses as well.

The RTA had previously announced its plan to transport visitors from different emirates. The plan identifies nine locations in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah. Seventy-seven buses will make 193 trips per day on all days of the week, and the number of trips will rise to 213 per day on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, September 9, the RTA said that Dubai saw its highest daily public transport ridership since the start of the pandemic, with more than 1.3 million passengers using various means of transport. On Thursday alone, Dubai Metro served 458,060 passengers, public buses saw 254,420 passengers while 21,502 used marine modes of transport and 66,590 passengers used e-Hailing and car sharing services.

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