Dubai: More than 90 per cent of the construction work and testing on the Dubai Tram has been achieved, putting the project well on schedule for its November opening this year. The entire Dubai Tram project has now hit a 93 per cent completion rate, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced on Saturday after a tour of the project. The announcement was made just five months from the Dubai Tram’s expected opening date.

Al Tayer toured the depot, stations, and footbridges, along with Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali, acting CEO of the Rail Agency at RTA, other officials and the project contractor. Al Tayer also inspected the depot which has 11 environment-friendly buildings and a capacity to accommodate 25 trains. He revealed that the depot has exceeded 92 per cent completion rate and said all works in this maintenance and storage facility will be completed by August.

The facility includes a control centre for the rail operations, which verifies the safety of doors, brakes and motors of each train, in addition to air-conditioners along with other sophisticated ancillary electronic systems, maintenance workshops and washing and cleaning workshops. Al Tayer also said about 91 per cent of the work on Dubai Tram’s stations has been completed…. see more