New colour coding for Dubai Metro Link buses

Press release
Published May 21st, 2017 - 09:26 GMT
The move comes as part of RTA's continuous efforts to improve public bus services. (RTA)
The move comes as part of RTA's continuous efforts to improve public bus services. (RTA)

Roads Transport Authority (RTA) said it has completed colour coding of all 186 Metro Link buses deployed to run this service in Dubai public transport network.

The move comes as part of RTA's continuous efforts to improve public bus services and enhance its integration with other mass transit means such as the metro, tram and water transport means like the water bus and the water taxi, said a senior official.

The project had been completed in the first quarter of this year, stated Abdullah Rashid Al Mazami, the director of Maintenance & Services, Public Transport Agency for RTA.

"Having added the new colour scheme of Metro Link buses, which fully emulates the colours of the metro carriages, these buses have now got a distinctive identity while plying the streets of Dubai," he noted.

"Thus, it becomes easy for public transport riders in Dubai to use these buses to link with the metro stations. Moreover, this colour coding overcomes communication and language issues, and adds a touch of beauty to the public transport network as well as the tourist look of the Emirate,” said Al Mazami.

According to him, all Metro Link buses have now a shape and colour typical to metro carriages; which brings added happiness to the public and public transport riders from various community segments.

"Such colour coding and visual markings enable commuters to readily identify metro feeder buses with no hassles. This design concept has been widely applauded by Public transport commuters, including tourists," said the official.

The ultimate objective of these endeavours is to make this modern transit means the optimal mobility option in Dubai,” he added.

Background Information

Roads and Transport Authority

Providing an advanced transport network for the people of Dubai was among the top priorities on the government’s agenda, a goal reflected by the initiatives to enhance the public transport facilities and improve roads across the emirate to make travel safer and smoother, thus the founding of The Roads and Transport Authority by the Decree No. 17 of 2005.


RTA plans and provides the requirements of transport, roads and traffic in Dubai, and between Dubai and other Emirates of the UAE and neighboring countries, in order to provide an effective and integrated transport system to achieve Dubai's vision and serve its vital interests.

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