Arrival of Dubai’s First Tram Coaches, this week

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced the arrival of the first Dubai Arrival of Dubai’s First Tram Coaches, this weektram coaches to Jebel Ali port will be this week. Dubai tram is the world’s first tramway project powered by a ground-based electric supply system extending along the track.
By the end of the month, RTA will perform the technical run of the tram in the depot’s rails, and will then be carried out in distance of about 2 kilometers outside the depot.
The tram will shipped from France, that consists of 7 coaches and compromise the first batch of 11 trams in the first phase, with nearly 14 trams to be added in the second phase to make a total of 25 Trams. Authorities pointed out that this process would continue and expand gradually until the official operation of the tram later in November 2014.
The technical test run undertaken in the factory also ensured the readiness of the tram brakes electric feeding systems, coupling process, monitoring & control system, control systems in all circumstances, mechanism for connecting rolling stock in the tram, all air-conditioning system which is a power supply disconnection, proper operation and performance of in addition to operational tests of the tram during both normal and emergency operation.
The tram is expected to lift about 27,000 riders per day at the start of operations in 2014, and the ridership is bound to hit 66,000 riders per day by 2020. The Tram network comprises 17 passenger stations, 11 of which are covered under Phase I and spread across activity and population density areas along the tramway. The fleet comprises 11 trams in the initial phase, and 14 trams will be added in Phase II to make a total of 25 operating trams.
The Dubai Tram is also the world’s first tramway that uses Platform Screen Doors in passenger stations fully aligned with the tram’s doors opening and shutting mechanism, providing maximum convenience, safety and security for passengers, and at the same time protecting the quality of the air-conditioning in the interior of both stations and carriages from external climatic conditions.