Dubai Tram testing runs increase ahead of next month’s launching

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Tenants of Dubai Marina and Al Sufouh districts can’t wait for the Dubai Tram to start operations; more than being excited to take a trip, they desire respite from the noise of construction.

Dubai Tram testing runs increase ahead of next month’s launching

Dubai Tram testing runs increase ahead of next month’s launching

Work on the 10.6km network, which encloses Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence after heading from Dubai Police Academy and expanding all along Al Sufouh road, started four years ago.

Dubai’s most recent public transport system, served by 11 trams and the similar number of stations, goes live on November 11. Test runs on the tram started in January 2014 and have been going on ever since. Nevertheless, with just a month to go for the community service to start, the occurrence of the tests has surged with trams running every 10 minutes all through the day.

As with main infrastructure project, the tenants are evidently experiencing the pains of development. The reality that all this routine is going to end in a month gives a lot of respite.

Unnecessary to utter, places covered by the tram have been strike by traffic growls over the last couple of years, which the tenants have gotten used to. However, what concerns the motorists plus pedestrians is the impression the trams could have on traffic as soon as the service starts.

Another concern that relates to the residents is the new sign boards related with trams. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched new tram related road signs and regulations into the driving syllabus for new drivers, while taxis drivers across all franchises have also begun to get special training for driving around the Dubai Tram.

Mohamed Dekkak