Dubai's transport authority said on Wednesday that a free circular bus route will start on Friday as an alternative service following the full closure of the rail track of the Dubai Metro Red Line between Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Station
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will operate the shuttle service which will continue up to the middle of 2019.
The alternative arrangement has been forced by construction works of Route 2020, which requires constructing a new station and linking it with the existing one.
The procedure requires the full closure of Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station as well as the attached multi-level Park-N-Ride Terminal.
Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashmi, director of Planning and Business Development, RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said: “This service is intended to meet the needs of public transport riders in general and metro riders commuting between the said two stations in particular. RTA is always keen to fulfil the needs of public transport users in Dubai, and offer integrated excellent services to customers with the aim of making them happier.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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