Dubai Tram achieves 93% completion rate

Tram Depot 92% complete; stations up to 91% complete

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Work on the Dubai Tram project has reached 93% completion, with all maintenance and storage facility works expected to be completed by next August, HE Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Construction work on the Tram Depot has exceeded 92%, and the Tram’s stations are also up to 91% complete.

Al Tayer recently visited the project site and surveyed the Tram depot, stations and footbridges, where he inspected the progress rates of each aspect of the project to ensure full completion can be delivered in November as per schedule.

He specifically directed officials to focus on the traffic safety aspect of the tram, particularly the management of the overlapping traffic movement of vehicles and the tram to ensure safety for pedestrians, motorists and tram riders alike.

The Tram Depot, with a capacity to accommodate 25 trains, includes 11 environment-friendly buildings. Additionally, a control centre has also been set up at the facility to regulate rail operations, such as the regulation of door safety; train brakes and motors; maintenance workshops, and washing and cleaning workshops.

Additional inspection focused on the 11 tram stations which span activity centres and population density areas along the tramway. Al Tayer also noted the inclusion of the automated door technology used on the passenger platforms, which are synchronised with the opening and closing of doors.

This system is the first of its kind to be used in trams anywhere in the world, and is known for the increase convenience and safety it provides, while also maintaining the efficiency of the air-conditioning setup used in stations and coaches.

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