UAE Focus

Emaar launches first phase of trolley tram system

February 2015

DUBAI'S leading developer Emaar Properties is set to launch the first phase of a world-class trolley tram system in Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development.

A convenient and fun-oriented ‘hop-on hop-off’ transit system, the all-new Dubai Trolley will add tremendous value to Downtown Dubai residents and visitors by offering them an attractive and user-friendly commuting service within the world’s most prestigious square kilometre, said Emaar.

Spanning a distance of 7 km, Dubai Trolley will serve as an exotic, easy-to-access connecting link between the various iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall.

Aligned along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the first phase of Dubai Trolley will cover a distance of 1 km and will have three stations to offer passengers easy access to The Dubai Mall, and The Address Downtown Dubai and Vida Downtown Dubai hotels, it stated.

With the rails already laid out and the stations getting their finishing touches, Phase One of the city’s newest public transport system will soon open to public, it added.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, the managing director, said: “Dubai Trolley is a smart urban mobility service that further builds on the trolley tram systems that are in use in several cities across the US and Europe.

“While they were a game-changer in public transport when first invented in the 1880s by introducing a new concept to urban mobility, they are now largely used as tourist attractions.

“We have innovated further on both design and technology, incorporating world-class features, for Dubai Trolley. An environmentally sustainable system that supports the development vision of the UAE, Dubai Trolley brings a convenient and user-friendly transit mode to Downtown Dubai,” he added.

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