The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has successfully complete Dubai’s Abra Stations revamp project. The development forms part of RTA’s grand master plan to further build marine transport systems in Dubai. It includes four stations in total, of which are the Bur Dubai Model Station and the Dubai Old Souq Station. In addition to Deira Old Souq Station as well as Sabkha Station.
An official statement revealed that the project strives to meet the requirements of the Dubai Universal Code for People of Determination. Alongside, increasing the capacity of the station’s capacity by 33%.
In a nutshell, the project’s design serves to enhance the overall experience for abra riders. Aside from cultural aspects, the revamping initiative took into consideration the preservation of historic identity. Furthermore, it targets to step up safety and security in the marine transport system. In total, the network is reported to be used by 14 million riders annually.
Dubai’s Abra Stations Project Commitment To Sustainability
While speaking about Dubai’s Abra Stations project, Mattar Al Tayer highlights its commitment to sustainability. As a result, RTA’s Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors revealed that environmentally friendly materials were made use of, during construction. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, Tayer added that the durable materials will extend asset lifespan by 10% as well as reduce maintenance costs.
Amenities for users include a sheltered outdoor space and retail outlets for visitors and riders alike. Additionally, all technological systems of the stations, received major upgrades Taking it a step further, RTA deployed predictive maintenance systems as part of the project. The system included the installation of sensors onboard marine transport modes and remote monitoring devices. Thereafter, thorough testing was done to validate the data’s accuracy. A press release statement said that its benefits include the attaining of a 97% rating on the marine means availability index.