Roads & Transport Authority | Dubaï Tram
SYSTRA designed and managed the United Arab Emirate’s first LRT/tram line which was geared to improve public transport services in Dubai’s Al Sufouh and Marina residential, tourist and business districts.
All stations are air-conditioned and equipped with platform screen doors due to the city’s extreme climate. The introduction of automatic train protection and operation (ATP/ATO) systems was also a major first. Automatic vehicle protection (AVP) and automated platform screen door systems protect specific points (around signals, station entrances when platform screen doors are open) and supervised vehicle operation (SVO) systems help drivers to align their tram doors with station platform screen doors. Lastly, it’s also the first LRT/tram line in the world to be entirely powered by a ground level third conductor rail.
The current line spans a total of 6 miles, encompassing 11 stations and offers connections to the Dubai monorail and metro network. A second phase extends the line by a further 2.8-mile to increase range for the growing metropolis.