Dubai Tram is expected to be on track by November this year. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the construction work and testing on Dubai Tram has been achieved and the project has now hit a 93% of completion rate.
On June 17,the third phase of Dubai Tram's test runs started at Al Sufouh station. On completion,it will connect areas on new Dubai such as Dubai Marina, Media City, Internet City, Knowledge Village and a number of luxury hotels.
In the first phase, 11 trains, covering a distance of 10.6km from Al Sufouh to Dubai Marina, will serve 11 stations. In the second phase, another four kilometres of tramway will be added, while a total of 25 trams will be served by 17 stations.
The Dubai tram will be on track for 20 hours daily from 5am to 1am.During peak hours,it will operate at 6 minute intervals and 8 to 10 minutes during non-peak hours. Moving with a speed of 21.44km/h and achieving a maximum speed of 50km/h,it will make a round trip in 39 minutes. The tram is 44 metre long and can accommodate 370 passengers at a time.