Entry and exit points to Rashidiya station will open on September 9
The executive director of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority, announced the opening of all bridges leading to the entry and exit points of the parking lot attached to Rashidiya Metro Station as of September 09.
The bridges opening, which is synchronised with the emirate’s celebration of Dubai Metro launch, will ease the traffic flow from and to the parking lot of Rashidiya metro station, which has a capacity to house 2700 vehicles.
In a press release released on Saturday, the chairman of the Board and executive director of RTA, Mattar Al Tayer stated that the project whose cost topped Dhs698.9m ($190.28mincluded construction of directional ramps at the intersection of Emirates Road and Khawaneej Road, in addition to two bridges at Khawaneej Road, with a combined length of 2.5 km.
“This project has been undertaken as part of RTA drive to upgrade key roads network in the emirate and link them with the parking lots attached to metro stations. RTA is stepping up efforts to implement several road improvement projects, and widen key and arterial roads in the emirate as envisioned in RTA Strategic Plan over the next few years,” said Al Tayer.
He added: “Rashidiya Station is a key station as it is the starting point of Dubai Metro Red Line. The station measures 130 meter in length and 30 meters in width, and has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour per direction. The Station has two entry points fitted with escalators and lifts to ensure smooth passenger traffic in & out of the Station, along with a parking lot to accommodate 2714 vehicles so as to lure motorists to use the metro in their mobility within the emirate of Dubai.