Emaar commences testing of record-setting trolley system

Dubai Trolley will be a popular visitor attraction in Downtown Dubai / Image Credit: Courtesy of EmaarDubai Trolley will be a popular visitor attraction in Downtown Dubai / Image Credit: Courtesy of Emaar

Dubai Trolley, the region’s first hop-on-hop-off trolley system constructed in Downtown Dubai, is being tested, following the delivery of the first trolley tram at Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard. The roll-out of Dubai Trolley will also witness the world’s first hydrogen-powered trolley trams.

Developer Emaar Properties said it expects Dubai Trolley to become another popular visitor attraction and a convenient mode of transit in Downtown Dubai.

Innovative design

The hydrogen- and electric-powered trolley tram is being assembled on-site. Set to eventually span seven kilometres across the entire breadth of the 500-acre Downtown Dubai, the trolley will first connect visitors and residents over a distance of one kilometre in the first phase, passing by Burj Khal-ifa, The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar and Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard.

Emaar said the double-decker trolley trams have been specially designed. “They are resplendent in bright red with aesthetic gold pin-stripes and green trim colours, and have arabesque design features,” the company said in a statement.

Each double-decker trolley tram can carry 74 passengers and offers open-deck and air-conditioned seating. Passengers can hop on and off at various locations in the area.

“The Dubai Trolley is an innovative and sustainable mode of transit that fits perfectly with the requirements of visitors and residents in Downtown Dubai,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties. “With so many world-class attractions in one square kilometre, visitors and residents needed a convenient mode of transit that provides them seamless connectivity while assuring a leisured pace.”

Zero emissions

Emaar said work on the Trolley Terminus near Old Town Island, which will feature food and beverage offerings, is being accelerated. The air-conditioned stations have an aesthetically appealing façade.

Being hydrogen-and electric-powered, Dubai Trolley will have zero emissions, the developer said. It will travel at an operational speed of 16km/h, although it can reach a maximum speed of 80km/h.



Source: Property Weekly


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