Dubai Tram at stop in Dubai Dubai road signs pdf 2014. Alstom 402 trams near the Al Sufouh depot in July 2014. The first section, a 10.
Construction has been divided into two phases: Phase 1, was expected to be open in April 2011, however it was delayed until November 2014. Upon completion, Phase 1 of the tramline will operate 11 trams, serving 11 stations, covering 10. The phase I will cost AED 3. 5 kilometres of the Dubai Tram project will be built as part of the first phase I. As of 10 October 2010, the construction work on Dubai Tramway had progressed according to the scheduled completion of 2014.
However the project was put on hold a month later due to lack of finances. Phase I having been completed. In mid-2014, the tramline entered the testing phase, and it began operation in November 2014. There are over 80 certified drivers for the tram. Services run 20 hours each day, and it takes 36 minutes to ride the entire length of the system.
Trams run from 6:30 to 1:38. On Fridays, service starts at 9:00. The tram has a fixed fare of AED 3 per trip regardless of the distance travelled, making it one of the cheapest fares for trams, compared to other cities. 402 trams for Phase 1. Transport Authority, at Alstom’s La Rochelle factory on 14 June 2013.
Tram on test run in November 2014. Note safety barriers each side of tracks. During the test run, a car collided with the oncoming tram after jumping a red light signal. According to Dubai Police, neither the driver nor anyone else was injured in the accident but the vehicle sustained damage to its front portion and the tram sustained minimal damage.