Construction work on Oud Metha and Satwa bus stations conclude
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has finished off 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 blends 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. The role of the new stations goes beyond the prevailing concept of commuting passengers to encompass the offering of integrated services for passengers such as retail outlets, service points, offices and others,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.
Oud Metha Station spans an area of 9,640 sqm. Close to the Oud Metha Metro Station, schools, community clubs and offices, the station serves numerous bus routes including the two routes from Dubai Mall and the International City.
The building of Oud Metha Bus Station comprises a ground floor and three floors in addition to a rooftop car parking. 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 10,000 commuters a day.
The station has nine operational parking bays for buses, 11 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 350 parking for vehicles. The station has a pick-up and drop-off point, parking for waiting/standby buses, and parking spaces for taxis, employees, visitors as well as bike racks.
The facilities also include public rest areas, prayer rooms for men and women, staff offices, and public toilets. It has areas for investment, self-service kiosks, nol card machines, bus information display panel and customers happiness’ index, ATMs, refreshment, and snacks vending machines.
The other bus station at Satwa covers an area of 11,912 sqm and comprises ground plus one floor, and a rooftop parking. The design of the station is tailored to enhance the integration with public transit means in the area. It has a parking space for buses, taxis, and private vehicles.
Satwa Bus Station can accommodate 7,800 riders per day; which is expandable in future to 15,000 a day. The station has 15 operational parking for buses, 14 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 228 parking spaces 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 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.