December 18, 2013

First LRV delivered for Dubai Al Sufouh Tramway

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THE first of 11 Citadis 402 low-floor LRVs for Dubai's Al Sufouh Tramway arrived in the United Arab Emirates through the port of Jebel Ali last week, and has been delivered to the line's depot in readiness for the start of testing.

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer told local press that initial trials will take place on a 2km section of the line from the depot on Al Sufouh Road.

The 44m-long vehicles will accommodate up to 408 passengers in Gold, Silver, and Women & Children classes.

The initial 10km phase of the Al Sufouh Tramway is due to open in November 2014. Alstom will deliver a further 14 LRVs for the second 4km phase.

The first Dubai Citadis was formally unveiled at Alstom's La Rochelle plant in June.


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