New features announced for West Bay Bus Services
With summer on its way, the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning will be providing air-conditioned bus shelters as part of its West Bay Bus services.
Another new feature is the “park and ride” sites around the West Bay and Corniche areas that let motorists park their cars and use the bus instead, especially during traffic peak hours. These spots will be located next to the General Post Office and the other in West Bay between the ASAS and Beach Towers, the Ministry has announced in a statement.
Since its launch in January this year, the West Bay Bus has witnessed a passenger growth at “a slow but steady rate”, according to the Ministry, currently reaching 63%.
The service offers 14 buses, available seven days a week and running every 15 minutes between 6am and midnight, and stopping at 36 stops spread around the West Bay area.
Currently, the West Bay Bus runs on two routes: One links West Bay with City Center, the Corniche and General Post Office, while the other links West Bay with City Center, Al Bidda Street and Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
The service is free for public.
Have you tried the bus? What are your suggestions to improve the service?