Testing set to start on Downtown Dubai's trolley system

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By Andy Sambidge  www.arabianbusiness.com

Testing is set to begin on the Dubai Trolley, a hop-on, hop-off transport system in Downtown Dubai which will serve as a link between attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.

The tests follow the delivery of the first trolley tram at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Emaar Properties said on Monday.

Emaar said in a statement that it is “redefining the norms of urban mass transit” within Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development that welcomed 80 million visitors in 2014.

The hydrogen and electric-powered trolley tram is being assembled on site with testing and commissioning to be undertaken shortly. Work on the Dubai Trolley stations is also progressing as per schedule, Emaar added.

To eventually span 7km across the entire breadth of the 500-acre Downtown Dubai, Dubai Trolley’s first phase will connect visitors and residents over a distance of 1km. More info