BRT begins first phase of operations after decade of construction

Jordan

Published: 2021-07-27 10:43

Last Updated: 2021-09-18 16:12


BRT begins first phase of operations after decade of construction
BRT begins first phase of operations after decade of construction

After a decade, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Jordan will begin its first phase of operation Tuesday.

The phase will start loading passengers through a route that begins from the Sweileh passenger station towards Queen Rania Street, passing through the Sports City roundabout, and then heading to the Fifth Circle and arriving at Ras Al-Ain Station.

The media spokesman for the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), Nasser Al-Rahamneh, revealed in previous statements to Roya that the BRT will operate in the first phase after infrastructure works have been completed, and will work to transport passengers during that stage.

Rahamneh further clarified details of the first route, which will witness trial operations wherein passengers will be transported from the Sweileh passenger station to the external patrols signal, Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street, Sports City Roundabout, Wadi Saqra, Sharif Nasser bin Jameel Street, Fifth Circle, Wadi Abdoun, all the way to Museum station in Ras al-Ain.

Rahamneh indicated that work in the other phases is in full swing, in order to fully operate the BRT fully on schedule.

July 13, the Executive Director of Public Transport and Infrastructure in the Greater Amman Municipality, Riyadh Al-Kharabsheh, said that the first track of the BRT project will start trial runs soon.

In a radio statements, Kharabsheh added that the infrastructure for the first track, which starts from Sweileh through Wadi Saqra and reaches Ras Al Ain, is 100 percent ready.

Rahamneh concluded that during this period, BRT drivers will be trained on the fast bus route.