Second phase of Amman-Zarqa high-frequency project is set for 2026

Amman traffic BRT bus
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Transport expects to complete the second phase of the express frequency bus project between Amman and Zarqa in 2026, according to the strategic plan for the transportation sector for the years 2024-2028. The value of the second phase of the project is JD213 million dinars, which includes infrastructure works for complexes and facilities. اضافة اعلان

The implementation of the first phase of the project, which includes infrastructure works (tracks and roads) worth JD225 million, was carried out during the years 2014-2023. The third phase includes restructuring the feeder network. The project aims to solve traffic congestion and public passenger transport problems safely, reduce accidents, and environmental pollution, and preserve the road network by reducing the number of transport vehicles, operational costs, and fuel consumption.

Connecting suburbs with the express bus routes, aimed at organizing the existing public transportation lines currently surrounding the high-frequency bus project in Amman, will increase the demand for high-frequency buses, reflecting positively on the project's objectives. It will also regulate the current state of public transportation in these areas through "canceling, merging, or establishing" lines, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The project's timeframe is from 2022 to 2024, with a cost of JD1 million for technical studies, and implementation will be carried out through Amman Vision Company.

Regarding the implementation of the project to study feeder lines for the express frequency bus project Amman-Zarqa, the specified timeframe is from 2025 to 2028, and the cost will be determined after completing the study.

The strategy indicated that there is a project to establish a "Station" passenger terminal during the period from 2023 to 2026, with a value of JD31 million, serving the express frequency bus project.

Regarding the Tareq Azzal/Ain Ghazal link completion project, the strategy explained that the expected completion date is in 2024. The project's value is JD20 million, including the construction of a tunnel and two bridges at the Tareq Azzal intersection to serve buses and traffic movement, as well as the construction of two passenger terminals equipped with pedestrian bridges, elevators, and escalators. This project is part of the second package for linking with the Amman-Zarqa express frequency bus.

There is a project to operate green (environmentally friendly) buses in the express frequency bus project. The execution period is from 2025 to 2026, with a cost of JD7.5 million. Electric buses will be operated accounting for 10 percent of the total buses to evaluate the experience.

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