DUBAI’S new tram system will be officially launched on November 11, following the start of trial operations last month.
The Dubai tram system is the first tramway project outside Europe to be powered by a ground-based electric supply system along the track, said a Wam report.
The initial phase of the project consists of a 10.6 km-long track starting from the Dubai Marina and stretching up to the tram depot near Dubai Police Academy.
The network consists of 17 passenger stations and a fleet of 11 trams in the initial phase. Fourteen trams will be added in Phase Two to make a total of 25 operating trams.
The tram is expected to transport about 27,000 passengers per day at the start of operations.