Dubai Trolley

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Dubai Trolley
Dubaitrolley.jpg
Exterior Design of Dubai Trolley
Overview
SystemTram
StatusOpen
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
Operation
Opened2015
OwnerEmaar Properties
Technical
Line length1.1 km (0.68 mi) (Phase I)
4.6 km (2.9 mi) (total)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Operating speed16 kilometres per hour (9.9 mph)[1]

The project was announced by Emaar Properties on 23 April 2008, with opening proposed for the end of 2009.[2] The total cost was put at AED 500 million.[3]

The line is being built in three phases which will eventually form a 7 km loop around Downtown Dubai.[1]

Phase I[edit]

Phase 1 opened in 2015. It runs in the median of the orbital Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, with three stops serving The Address and the Manzil Downtown and Vida Downtown hotels.[1]

Phase 1 was originally planned to be a 1.1-kilometer (0.68 mi) double track express link shuttle service line operating between the Burj place interchange station with Dubai Metro and The Dubai Mall operational by end of 2009,[2] but was put on hold in July 2010.

Phase II[edit]

Phase 2 will include the full 4.6-kilometer (2.9 mi) loop, providing a single track, mono-directional clockwise commuter service operating to and from the Burj Place interchange station with Dubai Metro.[2] It is expected to serve all ten stations in the network's 500-acre (200 ha) development. The complete one-way journey time will take approximately 8 minutes. Opening was originally planned for 2010.

Trams[edit]

The heritage-style open-top double-decker trams built in the USA by TIG/m are powered by fuel cells, with batteries used to recover regenerated braking energy.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Hydrogen-fuelled double-deck tram on test". Railway Gazette International. 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Emaar unveils advanced public tram system for Downtown Burj Dubai". Gulf News. 23 April 2008.
  3. ^ Lynne Roberts (24 April 2008). "$136mn tram system to link Downtown Burj Dubai". Arabian Business.