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The Sharjah public transport authority has completed the second phase of design for the new Central Transport Station, which will be located in the Union Square area adjacent to the emirate's King Faisal Mosque
According to a report in Gulf News, the transport station, which will cover 19,000 sq metres, will provide a range of services for public transport.
Sharjah transport director general Abdullah Mohammad Al Zari said that the station will replace the existing Central Transport Station located in the area and will connect public bus routes within the city to bus routes between Sharjah and other Emirates.
A Sharjah international land transport station will also be part of the Central Transport Station facilities. No date for the beginning of construction has been determined.
While more than 100,000 bus trips were made last year, the first quarter of 2013 has seen more than 51,000 trips.
Hoping to further see an increase in the number of passengers, Al Zari said that the central station will develop passenger services in Sharjah by providing other facilities such as ATM machines, money exchanges, postal services and tourist agency offices.