The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the completion of three mall-like bus stations.
These “new generation” public bus stations are Al Jaffiliya, Etisalat and Union public bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira.
Mattar Mohammad Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA said these stations “boast of an innovative engineering design that blends the practical interior with super exterior.”
“It employs construction elements to serve and form part of the architectural design,” he added.
The Al Jaffiliya station comprises a bus terminal and a multi-level building comprising the ground floor, 2 storeys, and bus stop yard.
It is a walking distance from the World Trade Center, Dubai Frame, General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, and the Zabeel Park.
It has six slots for buses, a parking space for 503 vehicles, and a docking station for 30 bikes. The station can accommodate up to 7,000 passengers.
The Union station in Deira features a “modern engineering design”, which consists of three buildings over an area of 2,180 square meters.
It is integrated with the Union Metro Station, where the Red and Green Lines of Dubai Metro intersect. It is located in a prime location inside Deira’s business belt, which includes Naif, Al Ras, and traditional markets.
The station has office space, a customer service lounge, 14 bus slots, 46 parking spots and racks for 20 bikes. It can accommodate 7,500 passengers.
The Etisalat station is linked with Etisalat Metro Station on the Green Line of Dubai Metro, which consists of ground and mezzanine floors.
It has an office space, customer’s concourse, 24 bus slots, 20 slots for accommodating buses overnight, and racks for 50 bikes.
This can accommodate 4,500 passengers.
The three bus stations routes will rise during the Expo. (ES)