Dubai Tram to begin operations by November this year

dubaitramPhase 1 of the Dubai Tram is 10.6 km long, and will complement Dubai Metro as the new mode of transport. (Image source: RTA) The final stage of work on the Dubai Tram will be completed by end of next month and tram operations are set to begin by November 2014

According to officials of the Road Transport Authority (RTA), the last of planned traffic diversions has been set up on the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Street on the Dubai Marina.

The diversion extends for one kilometre and will be in place for at least one month, added officials.

Maitha Bin Udai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said, “The diversion works will require closure of the two lanes on both sides of the street, shifting traffic temporarily to the service road. Work will be underway throughout the day in the presence of a team of contractors and consultants until the completion of the entire tram network. The traffic diversion currently under way would include three intersections at JBR Street.”

Phase-1 of the Dubai Tram is 10.6km long and will complement the Dubai Metro as a new mode of public transport. The tram will connect Al Soufah, Knowledge Village, Media City, Dubai Marina and JBR.

Around 27,000 passengers are expected to use the tram in the first phase and this number is likely to reach 66,000 by 2020.

This will be the first ever tram network with platform screen doors and will operate with 11 stations. Six additional stations are planned for development in Phase 2.

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