x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

RTA awards contract for footbridges for Dubai Tram users

The Roads and Transport Authority have awarded the contract to build four covered and air-conditioned footbridges for Dubai Tram users.

The Roads and Transport Authority have awarded the contract to build four covered and air-conditioned footbridges for Dubai Tram users.

Two bridges will be built over Al Sufouh Street to serve tram users.

One will be constructed in Tecom and one will serve Dubai Marina Mall.

The Dubai Tram network will feature 17 stations. The first phase of the project will include 11 stations, starting from Dubai Marina and stretching to the depot near Dubai Police Academy along a 10.6km track.

Eleven trams will be in use at first, with 14 more added in phase two.

The authority expects 27,000 passengers to use the service a day at first, with this expected to increase to 66,000 a day by 2020.

The tram will link with the Dubai Metro’s red line at Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers stations, and with the Palm Jumeirah monorail.

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