Arab weather – The Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh announced the launch of the first phase of the “Riyadh Buses” service, as part of the King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh. totaling 86 tracks.
She pointed out that the “Riyadh Buses” network has a total length of 1,900 km after the operation of the five phases, and the total number of buses will be more than 800, and it will operate through 86 lanes serving passengers through more than 2,900 stations and stopping points. The “Riyadh Buses” service will contribute to providing ease of movement for all segments of society by using buses as a means to reach places of work, education and recreational activities, and reduce the need to use a private car, thus easing traffic congestion in Riyadh.
The cost of riding Riyadh buses
The cost of a ticket for the journey on board “Riyadh Buses” 4 riyals It is valid for two hours, starting from the first login on one of the buses or by activating the ticket through the application, and it is possible to transfer to another bus with the same ticket during this period.
The ticket purchase mechanism has also been facilitated to benefit from the service, to keep pace with the needs of all passengers, by providing several options, including:
- “Tarb card” for the service,
- or through the application,
- or vending machines at bus stops,
- Or by paying for tickets on the bus using bank cards and smart devices.
It is worth noting that children up to six years old are free of charge.
How to use Riyadh buses
In conjunction with the launch of the “Riyadh Buses” service, the electronic portal www.riyadhbus.sa was launched, which provides various options for passengers to know bus routes and the mechanism for purchasing tickets. The “Riyadh Buses application” was also launched, which provides many services, including purchasing tickets directly.
This is how to use Riyadh buses through this video:
The authority stated that the “Riyadh Buses” service will contribute to preserving the environment and public health in the city, by operating environmentally friendly buses that operate using “low sulfur” fuel, in addition to its contribution to reducing air pollution resulting from carbon dioxide emissions from vehicle exhaust. , by reducing reliance on the use of private cars, with the availability of safe, comfortable and easy public transportation.
It is noteworthy that the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project in Riyadh includes the implementation of an integrated network of trains and buses, which works to meet the existing and expected future mobility requirements in the city of Riyadh, and provides a modern and safe transportation service in various parts of the capital, and provides smart city solutions for its residents and visitors, thus contributing to development and improvement of its urban environment. It is noteworthy that the “Riyadh Metro” network, which represents the backbone of the public transport network in the city, consists of 6 tracks with a total length of 176 km, and includes 85 stations. The King Abdulaziz project for public transportation in Riyadh (train and buses) will be launched in several phases, starting with operating the first phase of the “Riyadh Buses” service and continuing until the full network is operational during the fourth quarter of the year 2024 AD, God willing.
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