RTA announces state-of-the-art transport enhancement for key commuter routes
Residents and workers in two of Dubai’s busiest neighbourhoods will soon have access to state-of-the-art new bus facilities, the RTA has announced.
Bus stations in Oud Metha and Satwa will together serve up to 25,000 commuters daily, with both transport hubs designed as integrated facilities, offering users access to vehicle parking, pick-up and drop-off points, retail outlets, restaurants and offices.
"The state-of-the-art design caters to the needs of sustainability and People of Determination, yet it is coherent with the identity and shape of RTA’s stations. The mission of the new stations goes beyond the prevailing concept of commuting passengers to encompass the offering of integrated services for passengers," Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA , announced at a recent meeting to unveil plans for the two stations.
Connecting routes from Dubai Academic City and International City, the new Oud Metha Station will be built close to Oud Metha Metro Station and span an area of 9,640 square metres. Featuring kiosks, nol card machines, information display panels, ATMs, and snack vending machines, it is anticipated to accommodate around 10,000 passengers daily
Satwa’s new station will cover 11,912 square metres and include 227 spaces for rooftop parking. It is anticipated to see 7,800 passengers passing through daily, expanding to 15,000 in the future. There will be operational parking for 15 buses along with state-of-the-art integrated facilities for commuters.
"The construction of stations for public bus riders complements RTA’s efforts for upgrading public transport infrastructure and encouraging people to use public transit means in their daily movement. The new stations boast of a unique design that blends innovative engineering designs with new concepts of public transport," added Al Tayer.