Dubai Tram – Information
After the spectacular success of Dubai Metro, the Government of Dubai and RTA began to work on the Dubai Tram connecting the inner area of Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh, Jumeirah Beach Residence(JBR) and adjoining areas.
[junkie-alert style=”yellow”] Dubai Tram was officially launched on 11th of November 2014. Dubai Tram opened for public from 12th of November 2014 [/junkie-alert]
Dubai Tram Day One – Video
The Dubai Tram system had been created to be a fundamental component of the Dubai transportation system, connecting the Dubai Metro and the Palm Monorail and operating along Al Sufouh path and Jumeirah Beach Road from Mall of the Emirates at one end to the Dubai Marina. After at first being prepared for conclusion in 2009, as soon as the first stage of the Dubai Metro was finished, it was first delayed until 2012, and it was afterwards announced that the Dubai Tram System was being delayed by another 2 many years and will today be prepared in 2014 as a result of the downturn in the worldwide financial system. In 2013 Sheikh Mohammed formally unveiled the designs for the interiors of the trains and of the stations and plans had been made to up the tempo of the development of the Dubai Tram therefore that it would certainly be prepared by 2014.
The trams have actually all been tested and the very first stage of Dubai Tram is to be inaugurated on 11 November 2014. On 11th there will be an inauguration ceremony and the tram will just be ready to accept the public on Wednesday 12th November.
A number of the RTA traffic projects for Dubai have actually been delayed in current many years as a result of the monetary circumstance in the Emirates but it does appear that most of the projects will ultimately be finished, most likely once the domestic areas are on their own completed and occupied, to make sure complete usage of the Dubai trams and other kinds of transportation.
Dubai Tram Video
Timing of the Dubai Tram
Did you know that Dubai Tram will run for 19 hours a day?
Stage one of the the tram will operate from 6:30AM until 1:30AM, a total of 19 hours a day (on weekdays – Saturday to Thursday) and from 9AM to 1:30 AM on Fridays. Tram will actually assist to reduce the level of traffic that develops up along the roadways around Dubai Marina and JBR.
Length of Dubai Tram
The first phase of Dubai tram will have a total of 10.6 Kilometers of tracks(11 Stations) and the 2nd stage of the Dubai Tram will expand the track by 4km and connect the tram system with Mall of the Emirates. The Dubai Tramway will extend 14.6Kilometers alongside Al Sufouh Road.
The Dubai Tramy will be built in two stages. The initial stage of the task envisages the construction of a 10.6 km-long track beginning from the Dubai Marina and extending up to the Tram Depot near Dubai Police Academy. The fleet comprises 11 trams in the initial stage, and 14 trams will be added in stage II to make a total of 25 running trams. The tram is anticipated to transport about 27,000 people per time at the begin of operations in 2014, and the quantity of passengers is expected to boost to 66,000 per time by 2020.
Frequency of Dubai Tram
The trams run every 10 minutes during peak time and every 12 minutes during off-peak times.
Cost of Tickets at Dubai Tram
You can use NOL Card to travel by Dubai Tram. Refer to the below table.
Ticket Prices at Dubai Tram
The prices are subject to change. Be careful!!
Type of Ticket 1 Zone or < 3km 2 zones 2 Zones 3+ Zones Standard Adult Ticket (Red) 4 6 8.5 Pre-paid Standard Adult Ticket (Silver Nol) 3 5 7.5 Concessionary (Blue Nol Card - Students and Senior Citizens) 1.5 2.5 3.75 Gold Class (Red Ticket) 8 12 17 Gold Class Pre-Paid 6 10 15 Prices in AED US$ 1 = AED 3.675
Ticket Type 1 Zone 2 Zones All Zones Annual Silver Class 1,060 1,770 2,670 Quarterly Silver Class 330 550 830 Monthly Silver Class 140 230 350 Weekly Silver Class 50 80 110 Daily Silver Class 20 Annual Gold Class 2,120 3,540 5,340 Quarterly Gold Class 660 1,100 1,660 Monthly Gold Class 280 460 700 Weekly Gold Class 100 160 220 Daily Gold Class 40 Prices in AED US$ 1 = AED 3.675
Map of Dubai Tram Route
Dubai Tram Stations
In the Phase 1, Dubai Tram will have 11 stations initially. Following are the tram stations:
- JLT Metro Station
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Dubai Marina Metro Station
- Marina Towers
- Mina Seyahi
- Media City
- Palm Jumeirah
- Knowledge Village
- Al Sufouh
Who built Dubai Tram?
Serco, one of the leading engineering and Construction firms has built the Dubai Tram and tracks. The contract value of Dubai Tram was £18 million and Serco will operate the tram for five years, preceded by an initial 15 month period of preparation, covering the recruitment and training of employees.
Firsts for Dubai Tram
The Tram will be the world’s first tramway project powered by a ground-based electric supply system and will also be the first to use platform screen doors in passenger stations fully aligned with the tram’s doors opening and shutting mechanism.
How to apply for Jobs at Dubai Tram?
With the addition of the Dubai Tram, there will definitely be new jobs. Since Serco has taken over the project, the applicants are requested to apply at Serco career page. Please Apply for Jobs at Dubai Tram.
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