Amman-Zarqa BRT inspection reveals progress

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AMMAN —On Saturday, the Minister of Public Works and Housing Ahmad Maher Abul Samen, along with Amman Mayor Yousef Al-Shawarbeh, inspected the routes and passenger stations for the upcoming Amman-Zarqa Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

During their site visit, Samen and Shawarbeh focused on the operational details at the Tabarbour passenger station, a crucial hub for the BRT project. Joining them were Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Works, Jamal Qutaishat, and Deputy Mayor of Amman, Mohammed Al Qaisi, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The inspection also included an overview of the progress made on the Al-Maslakh Intersection project, undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works at a cost of JD12 million. This project incorporates dedicated lanes for the rapid frequency buses, further enhancing the infrastructure for efficient public transportation.

Samen emphasized that while the Amman-Zarqa BRT project is distinct from the Amman BRT, it complements it by forming an integrated system to bolster transportation networks in both Amman and Zarqa.

The project spans 20km, linking the station complex in Amman to the new complex in Zarqa. It traverses significant intersections such as the Al-Maslakh Intersection, Ayn Ghazal Intersection, Marka Intersection, and Al-Hezam Intersection before heading to Zarqa via the Al-Zaytoonah road tunnel. The route features underground and elevated intersections, with five passenger stations designed to accommodate all population segments, including seniors and people with disabilities.

The Amman-Zarqa Rapid Frequency Buses project, divided into four phases, spans a total of 20km and is funded by the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF). The project involves:

  • Widening and reconstructing roads.
  • Constructing new bridges and tunnels.
  • Enhancing intersections.
  • Installing pedestrian bridges, among other improvements.
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The project signifies a flexible and efficient public transportation system offering fast and secure services to residents and commuters alike. Large-capacity buses operating in dedicated lanes will provide high-quality services, running at frequencies of just a few minutes and reaching speeds of up to 80km/h.

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