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RTA awards construction contracts for Oud Metha, Satwa bus stations

New facilities to be "coherent with the identity and shape of RTA stations" and feature retail and F&B facilities

RTA will develop the Oud Metha and Al Satwa bus stations.
Wam / RTA
RTA will develop the Oud Metha and Al Satwa bus stations.

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for constructing two bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa during a board meeting chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of RTA, with the facilities designed for sustainability and People of Determination, and to be “coherent with the identity and shape of RTA’s stations”.

The integrated stations will feature parking spaces, pick-up and drop-off points, retail outlets, restaurants, and offices.

The Oud Metha bus station spans 9,640m2, and is located close to Dubai Metro’s Oud Metha station. It will serve routes incoming from Dubai Academic City and Dubai International City.

The station will have 10 parking spaces for buses, 20 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 316 parking for vehicles.

RTA’s new Oud Metha bus station will be a G+2 structure with a rooftop parking space, with the authority expecting to serve 10,000 riders per day through the facility.  

Al Satwa bus station is planned to span 11,912m2 and will be a G+1 facility with rooftop parking. The station will serve 7,800 passengers per day, with capacity to extend the number to 15,000.

RTA’s Al Satwa station will feature 15 operational parking for buses, 20 parking slots for out-of-service buses, and 227 parking for vehicles.

Both stations will also include air-conditioned and non-AC shelters, furnished public rest houses, prayer rooms for men and women, staff offices, public toilets, and a children’s corner

Self-service kiosks, Nol card machines, bus information display panels, ATMs, and refreshment and snack vending machines will be developed within the stations as well.

Commenting on the contracts, Al Tayer said: “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.

“The mission of the new stations goes beyond the prevailing concept of commuting passengers to encompass the offering of integrated services for passengers such as retail outlets, service points, offices and others,” Al Tayer added, according to Wam.

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