Dubai Tram to run for 20 hours a day

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Dubai Tram, which will begin operations in November this year, will run for 20 hours every day between 5am and 1am, Gulf News has learnt.

The tram will operate at a frequency of six minutes during peak hours and eight to 10 minutes during non-peak hours.

According to information provided by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), from Saturday to Thursday the trams will run every eight minutes between 5am and 7am and the frequency will improve by 30 seconds between 7am to 10am. From 10am to 8pm the trams will run every 6 minutes, stopping at each station for an average of 30 seconds.

Between 8pm and 1am the frequency will come down to 8 minutes.

On Fridays the headway will be every 10 minutes from 5am to 1pm, every 7 and a half minutes from 1pm to 6pm, every 6 minutes between 6pm and 8pm, every 8 minutes between 8pm and 11pm, and every 10 minutes from 11pm to 1am.

“The operations of Dubai Tram will be aligned with Dubai Metro and the two networks will complement each other. Trams will be part of Dubai’s integrated Mass Transit system, connecting with Dubai Metro at two stations — Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers,” an RTA official said. More info