Dubai's RTA completes construction of bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira
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Dubai’s RTA completes construction of bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira

Dubai’s RTA completes construction of bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira

The new stations deliver integrated modern services

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the construction of Al Jaffiliya, Etisalat and Union public bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira respectively.

The new stations complement the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, which was opened in the final quarter of last year.

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“The construction of public bus stations complements RTA’s efforts to improve the public transport infrastructure and to encourage people to use mass transit means in their daily movement,” said Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the board of executive directors at RTA.

“The new generation of public bus stations is designed to serve the needs of highly populated areas as well as the current and future requirements for public bus services. The design also caters 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 serving passengers while offering integrated services, thanks to the provision of retail outlets, service points, offices and other amenities,” added Al Tayer.

The Al Jaffiliya station 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 with the anticipation that it will be used by 4,500 passengers per day. Numbers may rise to 6,000 passengers daily during Expo 2020.

“The station serves 5 bus routes, which will increase to 6 routes during Expo. Likewise, the number of journeys starting from the station is expected to rise from 28 to 38 daily journeys during the Expo. 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, a key rendezvous for families and tourists seeking to explore some of Dubai wonders,” said Al Tayer.

The Union Bus Station at Deira consists of three buildings over an area of 2,180 square metres, capable of accommodating 7,500 passengers. Facilities include office space, customers service lounge, 14 bus slots, 46 parking and racks for 20 bikes. The estimated number of daily users is 5,400 passengers, and the number is expected to reach 7,150 passengers during the Expo. Similarly, the number of journeys starting from the station is expected to rise from 28 to 40 daily during the Expo. 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.

This bus station is linked with Etisalat Metro Station on the Green Line of Dubai Metro. It spans an area of 708 square metres 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 period of Expo.

Meanwhile, the station serves seven bus routes, which will rise to eight during the Expo. Likewise, the number of journeys starting from the station is expected to rise from 20 to 30 daily during the Expo.

RTA opened Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in October 2020, which spans an area of 2,452 square metres in total. It hosts office spaces, customers service areas, retail outlets and restaurants in addition to 50 slots for buses, 48 parking, a stand for 34 taxis, and a docking station for 60 bikes.

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