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
Monorail’s system is fully automatic and driverless, although an
attendant will be on board at all times.
other recent news regarding: