Dubai Tram on Track for November Launch

Dubai Tram on Track for November Launch

23 Jun 2014

Network is almost complete, RTA boss says

More than 90 per cent of Dubai’s tram network has been built, said state news agency WAM.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the system’s depot is set to be finished by August, with the whole project on target to meet its scheduled completion date of November.

Accompanied by acting Rail Agency CEO Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, he inspected the stations’ automated door technology, designed to prevent people going onto the tracks.

Al Tayer also toured roadworks in the vicinity of the tram network, as well as pedestrian crossings and the rail that will separate the tram from members of the public.

Adding that the safety of road users was paramount, he cautioned that tram passengers, motorists and pedestrians alike should be educated about the overlapping movement of vehicles and trams.