Dubai Tram: A leisurely mode of transport

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By Dhanusha Gokulan/Staff Reporter  www.khaleejtimes.com

Unlike the Dubai Metro service, Dubai Tram is being promoted as a ‘fuss-free, leisurely mode of transport’, according to a senior official at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The officials also announced that the six-minute time difference between trams will be eventually reduced to four minutes and 4km will be added to the current network length of 10.6km.

Speaking at a workshop for hotels and other businesses near trams, Moaza Saeed Al Marri, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, along with other officials spoke to the media and hoteliers on the connectivity of the tram network and land use of nearby locations on Sunday.

Al Marri said: “The average speed of the tram is 50km/h and even though this mode of transport has very good connectivity to neighbouring areas, it is best used as a more leisurely mode of transport.”  The tram could be used for sightseeing, especially for people who want to enjoy the view in the areas neighbouring Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, and Al Sufouh.

However, several residents Khaleej Times spoke with said that they are looking forward to a drop in traffic jams on the road stretching from Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) to Al Sufouh.  Officials also stressed on the importance of following safety procedures and measures. More info