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All you need to know about the Bus Rapid Transit

The first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit begins at Sweileh passenger station, where passengers would be transported towards Queen Rania Street, passing through the Sports City roundabout, and then hea
The first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit begins at Sweileh passenger station, where passengers would be transported towards Queen Rania Street, passing through the Sports City roundabout, and then heading towards the Fifth Circle, all the way to the Museum station in Ras Al Ain. (Photos: Saher Qaddarah/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has had thousands of users since it was launched last week, according to local media outlets, however, some citizens say they do not have the sufficient information of the details of the operation.اضافة اعلان

Respondents said that this lack of information is preventing them from using the transport system or at least trying it, not to mention that some citizens who spoke previously with Jordan News said they are worried that the bus was contributing to traffic jams and that the price of the fare was too expensive.

According to precise information, Jordan News has collected from official sources and statements, the first stage of the BRT begins at Sweileh passenger station, where passengers would be transported towards Queen Rania Street, passing through the Sports City roundabout, and then heading through Sharif Nasser bin Jameel Street, to Wadi Saqra, to Al Rabieh signals, then the Fifth Circle, Princess Basma Street, and Wadi Abdoun, all the way to the Museum station in Ras Al Ain, for a distance of 16 kilometers and with a regular frequency of trips.

The buses driving on the designated route would adhere to the specified street speeds. The BRT is committed to specific starting and arriving times within the prescribed speeds.

The bus will provide Wi-Fi services, and is equipped with surveillance cameras. Special stations have been designated for the buses to pick up commuters with disabilities.

The BRT project has been offering this ride every five minutes, starting at 6am until 10pm, for one piaster for the past two weeks. The price, according to officials at Amman Great Municipality, is going to increase, but will still be within a reasonable rate, to be announced soon. All payments will be conducted electronically, the officials noted.

An advantage to the project is that the buses are not supposed to stop at traffic lights, and in case they do, it will be for a very short time, not exceeding several seconds. This is because the traffic lights are programmed through specific and well designed sensors to open directly when a bus approaches.

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