Connecting the Sweileh terminal in northwestern Amman to the Mahatta terminal in eastern Amma, the second phase of Amman Bus Rapid Transit in Jordan that is currently under construction is set to be completed by the end of this year.
This is according to Yahya Kisbi, the Minister of Public Works and Housing who spoke following an inspection visit that was aimed at following up on the progress of the project the construction of which began back in 2010.
Soon after it broke grounds, however, the project was halted due to feasibility concerns. received heavy criticism from the public for the institutional and construction delays but it was, fortunately, able to resume construction works in 2015.
Inauguration of the subsequent Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project phases
Fast forward in mid-2021, the first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which runs from the Sweileh terminal in northwestern Amman through Sports City Circle to the Jordan Museum terminal in Ras Al-Ain area next to the Jordan Museum and downtown Amman, was inaugurated and it is currently operational.
Other than the phase 1 and 2 routes that will eventually meet at the Sports City intersection, there is a third route that is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2023. This route will connect Amman city with Zarqa, the capital of Zarqa Governorate, located approximately 19 km northeast of Amman.
Currently, ticket prices for all lines are 0.55 Jordanian dinars, roughly translating to approximately $0.78. The tickets can be purchased either online, rechargeable cards in major terminals, or through the Amman Bus mobile application.