Dubai’s Al Sufouh trams begin testing phase in France

By Mohammed N Al Khan  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // A tram to be used on Al Sufouh line has had a trial run on a test track at the French base of its manufacturer, Alstom.

The test run of Al Sufouh Tram conducted on a 700 km-long track in the facilities of Alstom Company in France. Photo courtesy of RTA

The test run of Al Sufouh Tram conducted on a 700 km-long track in the facilities of Alstom Company in France. Photo courtesy of RTA

The tram was tested at various speeds to ensure its safety and operating systems worked properly.

Officials from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) watched on, including its chairman and executive director, Mattar Al Tayer.

“This test run is a milestone in the implementation of Al Sufouh tramway project,” said Mr Al Tayer.

“The technical test run is intended to assess and verify the readiness of the tram, as well as the performance of all control systems, in all conditions.”

The tests will continue until the tram is shipped to Dubai, he said.

Once finished, Al Sufouh Tramway will extend 14.6km along Al Sufouh Road.

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