Expo 2020 Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the deployment of 126 public buses ‘Expo Rider’ to serve Expo 2020 Dubai visitors for free from nine locations across Dubai.
Additionally, two routes will be launched to transport Expo visitors from hotels directly to the site of Expo. The RTA will also deploy buses to drop visitors from the parking area to the gates in addition to another bus service to ferry riders between Expo gates.
Buses will run 1,956 direct daily trips from Saturday to Wednesday and the number of trips will rise to 2,203 direct trips on Thursday and Friday. The service frequency will vary from three to 60 minutes.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, confirmed RTA’s readiness to provide a unique, smooth and express transit service for Expo 2020 visitors from various locations in Dubai and across the UAE through the deployment of 203 buses. These buses feature high safety and luxury standards, and comfortable seats. They are compatible with Euro 6 low-carbon emission standards, making them the first-of-their-kind in the MENA region. Through deploying these high-quality buses in a wide geographical coverage, the RTA seeks to make mass transit means the ideal choice of mobility for Expo visitors.