Palm Monorail tour /part 1

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    First hand tour of Nakheel’s much-delayed monorail on the Palm Jumeirah, which opened to the public on April 30

    A train on the Palm Monorail passes along the track. Dubai-based developer Nakheel officially opened the much-delayed monorail on its Palm Jumeirah man-made island on April 30, 2009, taking the media on a tour of the transport system on May 6. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A train on the Palm Monorail passes along the track. Dubai-based developer Nakheel officially opened the much-delayed monorail on its Palm Jumeirah man-made island on April 30, 2009, taking the media on a tour of the transport system on May 6. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business

     

     

     

     

    A train pulls into one of the two open stations. Two other stations planned for the monorail have not been opened because the surrounding developments have not been built. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A train pulls into one of the two open stations. Two other stations planned for the monorail have not been opened because the surrounding developments have not been built. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A train passes along the track. The monorail runs four trains between the Gateway Towers and Atlantis stations, with a capacity of 2,400 passengers per hour. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A train passes along the track. The monorail runs four trains between the Gateway Towers and Atlantis stations, with a capacity of 2,400 passengers per hour. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A passenger makes his way up an escalator. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    A passenger makes his way up an escalator. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    Two women purchase tickets for the metro. The service runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with tickets costing 15 dirhams for a single journey and 25 dirhams for a round trip. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    Two women purchase tickets for the metro. The service runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with tickets costing 15 dirhams for a single journey and 25 dirhams for a round trip. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    Passengers pass through the ticket gates on their way to the platform. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business
    Passengers pass through the ticket gates on their way to the platform. Photograph: Mehdi Shirazi/Maktoob Business