Dubai RTA opens new model bus station in Oud Metha



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 300m from Oud Metha metro station.

“The construction of passenger stations complements RTA’s efforts to modernize public transport infrastructure and encourage people to use public transport for their daily commute. The new station boasts of a cutting edge design that meets the needs of sustainability and purposeful people needs, while being consistent with the identity and shape of RTA stations, ”he noted.

“The role of the new stations goes beyond the predominant concept of passenger movement to encompass the offer of integrated passenger services such as parking lots, bicycle racks and integration with metro and taxi services”, said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTA.

Station facilities The Oud Metha bus station covers an area of ​​9,640 m². The station is located in a densely populated area close to Oud Metha metro station, schools, community clubs and business centers.

The station has a ground floor, three identical floors and roof parking. 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.

According to RTA, the average number of passengers using the station is expected to reach 10,000 per day in the future.

The bus station has many facilities which include nine operational parking spaces for buses, 11 for out-of-service buses, 350 parking spaces for vehicles, 23 bicycle racks, passenger pick-up and drop-off points, did he declare.

It also includes parking lots for waiting and emergency buses, parking lots for taxis, staff and visitors, rest areas for the public, a café 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 which serve public transport lines and one is a metro link.

Forty buses are deployed on these routes, which connect key locations 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.

Terminals completed The RTA has opened four public bus stations, namely Al Ghubaiba, Al Jaliyah, Etisalat and Union bus stations. Al Ghubaiba Bus Station consists of six buildings and covers an area of ​​2,452 m² and can serve 15,000 passengers per day.

This bus station consists of a bus station and a building with a ground floor, two floors and roof parking. The station has a total built area of ​​19,000 m² and can serve 7,000 passengers per day, RTA said in its statement.

Union Bus Station in Deira consists of three buildings. The station covers an area of ​​2,180 m² 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 ​​708 m² and can accommodate up to 4,500 passengers per day.

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