$800m Dubai’s tram Ready on Track

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Dubai’s 800 million dollar mega project is set on track by Sunday as its first zone, stations$800m Dubai's tram Ready on Track between Al Sufouh and Knowledge Village will be tested for few weeks before opening for public use.
Eleven of the 14 air-conditioned trams already have been delivered by a French manufacturer and are expected to carry about 27,000 passengers a day when the network becomes operational. Capacity is expected to reach 66,000 people a day, on 25 trams, by 2020.
The 2nd zone, station between the Palm Jumeirah and Marina Towers is also scheduled for a trial on April 16 while the 3rd testing session for the 3rd zone, station between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence is due on June 14.
Drivers of the trams are under training now, navigating the roads in Dubai surrounding the tram systems as well as various road signs necessary for each area.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that new road signs were added to the curriculum of their teaching and the education program for present drivers would begin latter part this year.
The network, which will link the Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Dubai Marina metro stations, is due to open to the public in November and is being promoted as an environmentally friendly transport option that will connect thousands of residents that presently do not have access to public transport near their homes.
British company Serco, which already runs the Dubai Metro, has signed a five-year, $28.5m deal to operate the tram system.