Dubai Tram network carries 52 million riders since 2014
Tram fleet consists of 11 wagons, each with 7 compartments
The Dubai Tram network has served approximately 52 million riders since its launch in 2014. An integral component of Dubai’s public transportation network, the trams have travelled 5.3 million km, according to Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority.
The tram network commemorates its ninth anniversary in 2023.
It takes the trams 42 minutes to travel the length of 11 stations, starting from Al Sufouh station and ending at Jumeirah Lakes Towers station along Al Sufouh Road in Dubai City.
During the journey, the trams pass through Dubai’s most prominent tourist and business landmarks, including the front of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Media City, JBR, and Dubai Marina.
Dubai RTA is keen to connect the tram network with other mobility services in Dubai, like the metro, buses, taxis, and cycling lanes, to ensure the full integration of the public transport network and accessibility to various destinations.
Recognised for its technological advancements and unique features, Dubai Tram holds several distinctions. It is the first tram system in the world fitted with platform screen doors, offering enhanced safety and security for passengers.
It is also the first tram network outside Europe to use a ground-feeding electric system, eliminating the need for catenary cables. Additionally, it stands out as the first tram in the world to have air-conditioned stations.
The tram fleet consists of 11 wagons, each with seven tram compartments. The compartments have three classes: Gold Class, Silver Class, and a compartment for women and children.
A control centre around the clock monitors Dubai Tram operation to monitor the trams’ movements and driver performance.
The control centre also oversees the efficiency of essential operational systems, including power systems and traffic signals at intersections along the tramway. The control centre also manages the tram’s timing, monitors surveillance cameras, and responds promptly to technical issues.
Featured image: The Dubai Tram network comprises 11 stations. Image: Dubai RTA
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