Bus service to Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island to start soon

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By Anna Zacharias  www.thenational.ae

ABU DHABI // Residents on Reem Island could be taking the bus to work by the end of the year.
Public buses will soon serve residents of Reem Island as the Department of Transport extends its services to include five destinations on the island. Rich-Joseph Facun / The National
Public buses will soon serve residents of Reem Island as the Department of Transport extends its services to include five destinations on the island. Rich-Joseph Facun / The National

The new service will be an extension of Route 7 from Marina Mall. Buses every 10 minutes will serve five destinations on the island, including Sun and Sky Towers, Marina Square and the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.

“Next year for the first quarter we will focus on service changes in the city of Abu Dhabi,” said Saeed Al Hameli, general manager of the bus division at the Department of Transport. “We will run more services to the suburbs.

“Right now we are looking at new services to Reem Island. We are working with the developer to introduce them.”

The department runs 99 routes and a fleet of about 570 buses.

A new service starts today from Abu Dhabi city via Mussaffah Bus Station to Tarif, about 90 kilometres west of the city. Tickets cost Dh8.

It offers an alternative to express intercity routes, which have no intermediate stops and are more expensive.

Fares in the city were doubled this month from Dh1 to Dh2, and raised on a per kilometere basis for regional and intercity services. More info

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