H.H. Sheikh Hamdan inaugurates 'new generation' Al Ghubaiba bus station

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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.

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