His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai has inaugurated a new public bus station in Al Ghubaiba.
The facility, which spans an area of 2,452 square metres can handle up to 15,000 passengers per day.
It has dedicated slots for buses (50 slots), taxis (34) and other vehicles (48), in addition to 60 docking stations for bicycles.
The station also hosts office spaces, customer service areas, retail outlets and restaurants.
The design of the buildings is environmentally sustainable and meets the needs of People of Determination.
During the visit, Sheikh Hamdan reviewed the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) plan for upgrading a host of bus stations to better serve Expo 2020 visitors.
The project features construction works at 17 stations/stops in places like Al-Ghubaiba, Al Jafiliya and the Union Stations and the bus station serving Etisalat Metro Station.
The RTA plans to deploy 614 buses and open 23 bus routes and six temporary stops for serving Expo visitors.
Two of the temporary bus stops are located in Dubai Silicon Oasis and the International City, while the other four are in the Dubai Maritime City, Palm Jumeirah, Business Bay 1, and Al-Meydan.
.@HamdanMohammed inaugurates a set of new generation public bus stations at Al-Ghubaiba Bus Station. A masterpiece of modern engineering design, the bus stations are integrated with multi mass transit means including the metro, marine transport, and taxis.https://t.co/Bg5D5lBTNR pic.twitter.com/djUUkvWGBh— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 19, 2020
.@HamdanMohammed also reviewed the E-scooter service as well as projects and initiatives of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to improve public bus services, bus stations to serve Expo 2020 visitors and initiatives focused on flexible mobility and shared transport.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 19, 2020
Today, we inaugurated a set of next-generation bus stations at Al Ghubaiba in Dubai. They serve as an integral part of the flexible mobility required by cities of the future. Our state-of-the-art projects are geared towards creating advanced & sustainable infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/EwkdODAUfK— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) October 19, 2020