Dubai Tram transports over 20 million riders in four years of operation
The Dubai Tram route extends 10.6km connecting 11 stations
The Dubai Tram, the first tramway project outside Europe powered by a ground-based electric supply system extending along the track and the world's first tramway that uses platform screen doors in passenger stations fully aligned with the tram’s doors opening and shutting mechanism, has transported 20,879,564 riders since its launch in November 2014.
The Tram route extends 10.6km connecting 11 stations, namely JBR 1, JBR 2, JLT, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, Marina Towers, Mina Siyahi, Dubai Media City, Palm Jumeirah, Knowledge Village and Al Sufouh. It contributed in reducing the carbon footprint by 81%.
Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO, Rail Agency, RTA, said: "The tram is linked to Dubai Metro at two stations on Sheikh Zayed Road: Damac Properties and Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Such a link enhances the integration of the two sophisticated modes enabling the movement of 10,715,568 riders between these two modes from November 2014 to September 2018. About 232,323 riders were transported between the tram and public buses during the same period. This integration between the tram and the metro on the one hand, and the tram and public buses on the other has boosted the ridership of mass transit users in Dubai city.”
“To ensure the smooth mobility of riders, RTA has linked some of the tram stations with four air-conditioned footbridges built to serve users as well as people on both sides of the road. Two footbridges were built on Al Sufouh Street, in addition to two other bridges linking with Tecom and Dubai Marina Mall to ensure safe pedestrian crossing," added Younes.