Dubai to see more than 700 new bus stops

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans to build 762 public bus stops at strategic locations in the emirate. According to the project, all stops will be open by 2025. The RTA is currently exploring the use of 3D printing technology in the construction of several stops on a pilot basis.

The RTA has divided the bus stops into four levels based on the number of passengers at each: main bus stop – serving more than 750 passengers daily, secondary bus stop – serving between 250 and 750 passengers, main bus stop – serving between 100 and 250 passengers, and boarding/disembarkation station – serving up to 100 passengers daily.

All stopping points will have shaded open areas and advertising space. In addition, they will be equipped with information boards that will display bus routes, timetables, boarding and disembarkation times, and other information related to passengers and related services. Major bus stops will be equipped with air conditioning.

Mattar Al Tayer, CEO, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, said the new stations are part of the administration’s efforts to improve the quality of public transport infrastructure services, and will also help improve the satisfaction of residents and visitors to the emirate.

“The design of the new stops meets the Dubai Standard for people with disabilities, including wheelchair-accessible spaces,” Mr Al Tayer said. “The project supports the ‘My Community…. A Place for All’ initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, to make Dubai the most comfortable city for all residents.”

He also noted that the new stops are another step towards improving mobility and increasing the overall number of public transport customers in the city, and added that the authorities will continue such developments to improve public transport.

Source: Khaleej Times

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