Dubai?s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the construction of two model bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa
The stations feature unique designs that form a blend of creative and practical solutions to engineering designs and a new concept of mass transit means.
?The construction of stations for public bus riders complements RTA?s efforts to upgrade public transport infrastructure to encourage people to use public transit means in their daily movement. The new stations boast contemporary designs that cater to the needs of sustainability and people of determination, yet coherent with the identity and shape of RTA?s stations,? said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.
The building of Oud Metha Bus Station comprises a ground floor and three floors in addition to a rooftop car park. The design of the station befits the public transit systems in the area. It has parking spaces for buses, private vehicles and taxis. The average number of riders using the station is expected to reach 10 thousand riders per day.
Al Satwa Bus Station can accommodate 7800 riders per day; which is expandable in future to 15,000 riders per day. The station has 15 operational parking for buses, 14 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 228 parking for vehicles.
The station has a pick-up and drop-off point, parking for waiting and standby buses, parking for taxis, staff and visitors as well as bike racks. The facilities also include furnished public rest area, prayer rooms for gents and ladies, staff offices, and public toilets. It has areas for investment, self-service kiosks, nol card machines, bus information display panel, customers happiness? index, ATMs, refreshment and snacks vending machines.
RTA has recently opened four bus stations: Al Jafiliya, Al Ghubaiba, Etisalat and the Union. Al Ghubaiba Bus Station comprises six buildings with an area of 2,452 square metres and a capacity to serve 15,000 daily riders per day. Al Jafilya Bus Station has a building for the station and a multi-level building comprising of a ground floor, two levels and rooftop car parking. The built area spans 19,000 square metres and the station can serve 7,000 daily riders.