Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officially opened the 9,640 square metres Oud Metha Bus Station on Saturday, which it has positioned as a model station.
Integrated with the metro and taxi services, it is located 300 metres from the Oud Metha Metro Station.
It serves eight bus routes; seven of them are public transport routes and the other is a metro link. A total of 40 buses are deployed on these routes, which links to key areas in the city such as Dubai Mall, Al Qusais, Burjuman, Dubai Museum, International City, Wafi City, Al Seef, Business Bay, Al Nahda, Al Safa and Al Satwa.
The bus station offers integrated facilities like car parks, bike racks, office spaces, customer service areas, trading outlets and self-service kiosks.
Located in a densely populated area neighbourhood which includes schools, community clubs and business centres and residential buildings, it comprises of a ground floor, three floors above it, and a rooftop parking.
The average number of riders using the station per day is expected to reach 10,000.
The Oud Metha Bus Station includes nine operational parking slots for buses, 11 parking for out-of-service buses, 350 parking slots for vehicles, 23 bicycle racks, passenger pick-up and drop-off points, according to a statement issued by Dubai Media Office.
The station also includes parking for waiting and emergency buses, parking spaces for taxis, staff and visitors, furnished rest areas for the public, a café and rest area for drivers, and public restrooms. More