Dubai Tram boss exploring new Emirate monorail
Abdulla Yousef Al Ali says people mover system also under study
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is exploring alternative modes of transport in the Zabeel and Burj Khalifa areas including monorails and people mover systems, a senior figure told CW.
Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO – Rail Agency, (RTA), told CW that the studies were being carried out in parallel with the AED3.7bn ($1bn) Dubai Tram project, which is set to start running in November.
The first phase of Dubai Tram is a 10km long route will stretch along Al Sufouh Road and consists of 11 stations. It will also link with metro stops at Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Al Ali said it was important that other parts of Dubai are opened to public transport in reference to Zabeel and Burj Khalifa, adding: "We have not decided which mode we are going with but we are studying those areas."