All Aboard – Dubai’s Bus Stops Are Getting Cool (with AC)

It’s just been announced that over 700 new air-conditioned bus stops are heading into the city, promising an ultra cool waiting spot for busy travellers.

Word on the street is that not only is DXB going to benefit from over 700 air-conditioned bus stops, they’ll also be state of the art with 3D printing. 

The RTA revealed that they will be constructing 762 public bus stops – that look and feel cool – across the city, with project completion expected by 2025.

A part of the area covered by canopies will be air-conditioned, meanwhile they’ll be shaded outdoor areas with spaces for advertisers, plus a handy information screen which will enable passengers to review the bus map route and entire network, as well as other information and services.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, said: “The implementation of bus canopies comes within the framework of the authority’s continuous endeavour to develop the mass transportation sector, provide reliable integrated infrastructure, and achieve well-being and happiness for the residents of Dubai, by providing the best services and amenities.”

He pointed out for bus users that the design of the new canopies conforms to the Dubai Code for People of Determination, as designated places have been provided for wheelchairs in support of the “My Community… A Place for Everyone” initiative launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

RTA is exploring the potential for using  3D printing technology in the construction of some shelters.

The priority for the work has been awarded to the busiest of bus stops, with four levels including: a main stop with a usage rate of more than 750 passengers per day; a secondary stop with a use rate between 250 and 750 passengers per day; and a primary stop with a use rate between 100 and 250 passengers per day.

There’s also a drop-off area for passengers and a pick-up area with a usage rate of 100 passengers per day.

Keep your eyes on The Insider website for more information as the designs for the project are revealed.

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