Dubai Tram finalization entails new traffic diversion

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Dubai RTA plans to put up a new one kilometer long traffic diversion for at least one month as part of the ongoing Dubai Tram project on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Street, Dubai Marina.

Dubai Tram finalization entails new traffic diversion

Dubai Tram finalization entails new traffic diversion

The last stage of work on the Dubai Tram will be concluded by the end of September and will commence operations in November, according to the roads officials.

Two lanes will be closed on both sides of the street changing traffic temporarily to the service road and the motorists are encouraged to respect and conform with road rules and follow directional signs to avoid traffic disturbance.

The traffic diversion that is current under construction will include three intersections at JBR Street. These will lessen the traffic jams by means of reducing the duration of the project.

The world’s first tram network measuring 14.6 kilometer long with platform screen doors will operate with 11 stations, while six more stations will come up in the next stage. The first phase of Dubai Tram at 10.6 kilometers will match Dubai Metro as a new mean of public transportation in the city. It will be served by 11 trams which will bypass JBR, Dubai Marina, Media City, Knowledge Village and Al Sufouh.

The tram will be connected with the Jumeirah Palm monorail at the entrance of the Palm on Al Sufouh Street via air-conditioned footbridge. The track mainly extends at ground level from the depot near Dubai Police Academy along Al Sufouh Road but rises through an elevated part across particular areas of Dubai Marina.

To incorporate transport means in the emirate, Dubai tram and Dubai Metro will be linked at Dubai Marina Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station with footpaths for passengers to shift between the two means of transport.

To begin with, 27,000 passengers would probably use the tram per day in the first phase and will be over 66,000 passengers per day by 2020.

Mohamed Dekkak