Nakheel recently opened the Palm Monorail in
Dubai. The monorail, which is now running four trains between the
Gateway Towers and Atlantis stations, has a capacity of 2,400
passengers per hour per day.
The service runs from 8:00am-10:00pm daily with
tickets costing AED15 for a single journey and AED25 for a round
The system will be increased to a total of nine trains per
hour with a capacity of 6,000 passengers per hour per day once
connected to the Dubai Metro.
State-of-the-art technology has been employed to overcome a number
of challenges including running 1,000m of rail over-sea, meeting
Dubai's unique climatic conditions, and protecting the communities
of Palm Jumeirah from noise pollution by using a virtually silent
Developed by a consortium of leading
international companies, led by the Marubeni Corporation, the Palm
Monorailís system is fully automatic and driverless, although an
attendant will be on board at all times.
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