A new trolley service in Dubai is set to be tested.
The hop-on, hop-off transport system in Downtown Dubai will serve as a link between attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.
The tests follow the delivery of the first Dubai Trolley at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Emaar Properties said.
The hydrogen and electric-powered trolley tram is being assembled on site with testing and commissioning to be undertaken shortly. Work on the Dubai Trolley stations is also progressing as per schedule, Emaar added.
To eventually span 7km across the entire breadth of the 500-acre Downtown Dubai, Dubai Trolley’s first phase will connect visitors and residents over a distance of 1km.
Each double-decker trolley tram can carry 74 passengers, who can opt for open-deck or air-conditioned seating.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties, said: “The Dubai Trolley is an innovative and sustainable mode of transit that fits perfectly with the requirements of visitors and residents alike to Downtown Dubai.
“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. We are continuously innovating on the lifestyle choices we provide for our visitors and residents and the Dubai Trolley will be a fascinating attraction for people of all ages.”
The Dubai Trolley has zero emissions and will travel at an operational speed of 16km per hour, although it has a maximum speed of 80km per hour. Several crossings have been provided along the tramway to safe pedestrian traffic.