Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Dubai gets three mall-like bus stations

Dubai has added three swanky, mall-like bus stations to its network. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Saturday announced the completion of Al Jaffiliya, Etisalat and Union public bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira, respectively.

The “new generation” of public bus stations is designed to serve the needs of highly populated areas. The design also caters to the needs of sustainability and people of determination.

The bus stations boast of retail outlets, service points, offices and other amenities.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said: “The new stations boast of an innovative engineering design that blends the practical interior with a superb exterior. It employs construction elements to serve and form part of the architectural design,” said Al Tayer.

Al Jaffiliya station

It comprises a bus terminal and a multi-level building (ground floor, 2 storeys, and bus stop yard). The building spans an area of 19,000 square metres that includes 484 square metres as an office area, and an area of 595 square metres for waiting passengers.

The station is located at a walking distance from the World Trade Centre, Dubai Frame, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, and the Zabeel Park

It has six slots for buses, in addition to a parking space for 503 vehicles and a docking station for 30 bikes. The station can accommodate up to 7,000 passengers.

The RTA anticipates that the station will be used by 4,500 passengers per day, and expects the number to rise to 6,000 during Expo 2020.

The station serves five bus routes, which will increase to six during the Expo.

Union station

Located in Deira, it features a “modern engineering design”. It consists of three buildings over an area of 2,180 square metres.

The station is integrated with the Union Metro Station, where the Red and Green Lines of Dubai Metro intersect. The station has a prime location inside Deira’s business belt, which includes Naif, Al Ras, and traditional wholesale markets.

Facilities include office space, customers service lounge, 14 bus slots, 46 parking spots and racks for 20 bikes. The station can accommodate 7,500 passengers.

The estimated number of daily users is 5,400 passengers, which is expected to reach 7,150 during the Expo.

The station serves seven bus routes, which will rise to eight during the Expo.

Etisalat station

This bus station is linked with Etisalat Metro Station on the Green Line of Dubai Metro. It consists of ground and mezzanine floors.

It spans an area of 708 square metres and includes office space and customers’ concourse. The station has 24 bus slots, 20 slots for accommodating buses overnight, and racks for 50 bikes.

The station can accommodate 4,500 passengers and the number of daily users is expected to rise from 3,000 to 4,100 during the Expo.

The station serves seven bus routes, which will rise to eight during the Expo.

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