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RTA approves designs of Expo 2020 bus stations

July 2018

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed the final designs of public bus stations being developed for Expo 2020.

 A total of 14 bus passengers’ stations will be set up in addition to one bus depot at Al Quoz, said the RTA.

 The stations will meet the needs of the public bus service for main Expo 2020 activities and related events, and will be integrated into the Dubai Bus network after the event.

 Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors, said: “The construction of bus stations complements RTA’s efforts to improve the infrastructure of mass transit systems.  It is also part of RTA’s masterplan for addressing the needs of hosting Expo 2020 in Dubai.”

 Al Tayer pointed out that the plan includes the development of roads network and junctions for serving Expo and constructing Route 2020 involving the extension of Dubai Metro Red Line 15 km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo. 

Locations of stations have been carefully selected to meet the needs of highly populated residential areas, he said, adding that the project encompasses the construction of three permanent stations at the Business Bay, Jebel Ali and Al Baraha in addition to five temporary new stations at Dubai Silicon Oasis, Global Village, Meydan, Palm Jumeirah and Al Jadaf.

 It also covers improvements of six existing stations, besides upgrading bus facilities at Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai International Airport, said the RTA.  The project also includes the construction of a bus depot at Al Quoz.

The architectural design is inspired by natural elements from the UAE environment, and combines the practical interior with the distinctive exterior appearance, stated Al Tayer.  

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