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All About the Second Phase of the Riyadh Buses Services

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 June 2023
All About the Second Phase of the Riyadh Buses Services

The second phase of the Riyadh Buses operation under the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project officially began on Monday, according to the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC).



Nine new routes are being added as part of this phase, along with an extension of Route No. 11, which is for buses with a designated lane, and 223 more buses that will transport passengers to and from 500 new stops and stopping spots spread over various Riyadh districts.

With the start of the second phase, a total of 24 routes were in operation, and there were 560 active buses, covering more than 1,100 stations and stopping points over a network length of 1,120 kilometers.

The first phase of the Riyadh Buses service was introduced on March 19 by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City. The commission further decided on SR4 as the ticket price for the ride on the buses in Riyadh.

Under the slogan "More buses, routes, and stations," the second phase of the Riyadh Buses launched with the objective of introducing the network's existing services as well as the new services that have been added.

The start of the second phase aligns with the introduction of a number of new features through the official Riyadh Buses mobile app, Riyadh Bus, which is available in a number of smartphones store. The feature "choose your destination" is intended to make trip planning and ticket purchasing easier.

The King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project's initial phase includes the bus service's operation. The $22.5 billion project, which includes trains and buses, is regarded as the biggest public transportation initiative in history.

According to the commission, when all five of the network's stages are fully operational, the Riyadh Buses system, which has more than 800 buses overall, would have a total length of 1,900 kilometers. More than 2,900 stations and stopping locations will be served by the project, which will be run across 86 lanes.