Start of testing on the Dubai Tram/LRT
29 January 2014

Start of testing on the Dubai Tram/LRT

On January 26th 2014, the first tests were successfully completed on the Dubai Tram/LRT in the presence of HE Mattar Al-Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority and Mahmoud Dow, Vice-President SYSTRA Middle East.

SYSTRA is responsible for project management and oversight. It is the first tramway/LRT in the Persian Gulf and due for commissioning in November 2014. It is a catenary free line, just like the Bordeaux tramway/LRT.

Nicole Bricq, France’s Foreign Trade Secretary, visited the Dubai tramway/LRT site as part of her official trip to the UAE on January 20th/21st, to promote French interests in the country.

Key figures

  • A 10 km line
  • 11 stations, 1 depot
  • Interconnection with the redline et Palm Jumeirah monorail
  • Catenary-free line.

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