RTA opens model Oud Metha bus station
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened the Oud Metha Bus Station, the newest addition to the ultramodernly designed bus stations, making it a model station. It is integrated with metro and taxi services as it is only 300 meters from Oud Metha metro station. The station offers a new concept of public transport services through integrated equipment such as car parks, bicycle racks, office spaces, customer service areas, points of sale and self-service terminals.
âThe construction of stations for public bus users complements RTA’s efforts to modernize public transport infrastructure and encourage people to use public transport in their daily journeys. The new station boasts of a cutting edge design that meets the needs of sustainability and purposeful people, while being consistent with the identity and form of RTA stations. The role of the new stations goes beyond the predominant concept of commuting passengers to encompass the offer of integrated passenger services such as parking lots, bicycle racks and integration with metro and taxi services, âsaid His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director. -General, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Administration.
Oud Metha Bus Station covers an area of ââ9,640 square meters. The station is located in a densely populated area close to Oud Metha metro station, schools, community clubs and business centers. The station consists of a ground floor, three identical floors and a roof parking lot. Its design is integrated with the means of public transport in the area because it has spaces reserved for bus stops, taxi stands and parking for private vehicles. The average number of passengers using the station is expected to reach 10,000 passengers per day in the future.
The Oud Metha bus station has many facilities which include 9 operational parking spaces for buses, 11 parking spaces for out-of-service buses, 350 parking spaces for vehicles, 23 bicycle racks, pick-up points. loading and dropping off passengers. It also includes parking lots for waiting and emergency buses, parking lots for taxis, staff and visitors, rest areas for the public, a cafÃ© and a rest area for drivers, rooms prayer rooms for men and women, offices for staff and public toilets. The station has points of sale and investment spaces, intended for Emirati start-ups in coordination with the Mohammed Bin Rashid establishment for the development of SMEs. It also has spaces for self-service and e-pay kiosks, Christmas card dispensers, bus information display screens, customer happiness index, ticket machines, ticket machines. refreshments and snacks.
The station serves eight bus lines; seven of them serve public transport and the other is a metro link. 40 buses are deployed on these routes, which connect key places and areas of the city such as Dubai Mall, Al Qusais, Burjuman, Dubai Museum, International City, Wafi City, Al Seef, Business Bay, Al Nahda, Al Safa and Al Satwa.
RTA opened four public bus stations, namely Al Ghubaiba, Al Jaliyah, Etisalat and Union bus stations. Al Ghubaiba Bus Station is made up of six buildings and covers an area of ââ2,452 square meters with a capacity of 15,000 passengers per day.
Al Jaliyah Bus Station is made up of a bus terminal and a building with a ground floor, two floors and a rooftop parking lot. The station has a total built area of ââ19,000 square meters and can serve 7,000 passengers per day.
Union Bus Station in Deira is made up of three buildings. The station covers an area of ââ2,180 square meters and can serve 7,500 passengers per day.
Etisalat Bus Station, which is connected to Etisalat Metro Station, consists of a ground floor and a mezzanine. The station covers an area of ââ708 square meters and can serve up to 4,500 passengers per day.