$4.08mn station will connect public bus routes and provide a range of services for public transport
Sharjah Transport has completed the second phase of designing the new Central Transport Station, which will be located in the Union Square area adjacent to the King Faisal Mosque in Sharjah city, it has been announced.
Estimated to cost a total of $4.08 million, the station is still in its design phase. It will cover 19,000sqm and will provide a range of services for public transport, said Abdullah Mohammed Al Zari, director general of Sharjah Transport.
The station will replace the existing Central Transport Station located in the area and will connect public bus routes within the city to bus routes between Sharjah and other emirates. A Sharjah International Land Transport station will also be part of the CTS facilities, Al Zari said.
No date has been set for the construction of the project, he added.
While over 100,000 bus trips were made last year, the first quarter of 2013 has seen over 51,000 trips.
Hoping to further increase the number of passengers, Al Zari said that the central station will develop passenger services in Sharjah by providing other facilities such as ATM machines, money exchanges, postal services, and tourist agencies.
The design plans for the new central transport station project has also received an award by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) for ‘Best Project’ in the Middle East and North Africa.