Al Sufouh Tram to open in 2014



His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced the full completion of construction works in the elevated track of Al Safouh Tramway project, adding that the completion rate hit 95% in the design of the transit systems, 62% in the design of civil works, and 50% in utility lines diversion works, such that the overall project completion rate reached about 43%.

Al Tayer made these remarks in a site visit to inspect the work progress in the project during which he was accompanied by the CEO of the Rail Agency Adnan Al Hammadi, and several directors & engineers.

Al Tayer inspected the work process in various parts of the project, particularly the elevated track and the utility lines diversion points. Al Tayer was briefed by Al Hammadi about the completion rates in various components of the project which stretches 14.7 km alongside Al Safouh Road. The initial Phase envisages the construction of a 10.7 km-long track starting from Dubai Marina and stretching up to the Mall of the Emirates Station.

The Tram network comprises 19 passenger stations 13 of which are covered under Phase I and spread across activity and population density areas along the tram route.