Considering the government decision to resume the National Sterilisation Programme, the RTA announced an updated timetable of public transport. Starting from Wednesday, May 20, such transport means as metro, tram, buses, marine transport, taxis, and shared transport will operate according to the new timings.
In a series of tweets, the RTA ensured that all preventive and proactive health measures would be applied to keep physical distancing in transport means, stations, and centers. It is urged for passengers to wear face masks for their safety and that rule also applies to employees and operators.
• Metro – from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM
• Tram – from 07:00 AM to 09:00 PM
• Taxi – from 06:00 AM 08:00 PM
• Marine – from 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM (Tourist lines will remain closed)
• Intercity Bus – Intercity Bus service is unavailable until further notice
• Bus – Dubai Bus will is fully operational from 06:00 AM until 08:00 PM
There are limited bus services only for hospitals from 08:00 PM till 06:00 AM.
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