Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded the contracts to build two new bus stations featuring "innovative engineering designs” in the densely populated areas of Oud Metha and Satwa.
The Oud Metha Station spans across an area of 9,640 square metres and is located close to Oud Metha Metro Station, as well as schools, community clubs and offices. Spread across three floors in addition to a rooftop car park, it will have 10 parking bays for buses in service, 20 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 316 parking spaces for vehicles. Around 10,000 passengers are expected to use the new facility every day.
A fully integrated bus station features a pick-up and drop-off point, parking for waiting and standby buses, and parking spaces for taxis, employees, visitors as well as bike racks.
It includes air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned shelters, furnished public rest houses, prayer rooms for men and women, staff offices, public toilets and a children’s corner alongside self-service kiosks, nol card machines, bus information display panel, customer’s happiness’ index, ATMs, as well as refreshment and snacks vending machines.
Carrying the same features as Oud Metha Bus Station, the new facility in Satwa spans across 11,912 square meters and is spread across two floors in addition to rooftop parking. The station will have a capacity to accommodate 7,800 passengers per day, which can be expanded in the future to 15,000 passengers per day
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, says, “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.”