Palm Monorail in Dubai Opens to Public

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 19 May 2009

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 trip.

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 track system.

Developed by a consortium of leading international companies, led by the Marubeni Corporation, the Palm Monorails system is fully automatic and driverless, although an attendant will be on board at all times.

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