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Al Sufouh Tram

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Possibly what the Al Sufouh tram might look like
A tram in d orleans
A similar tram in clermont ferrand
NOT the official route map for the Al Sufouh Tram - only a guess

Al Sofouh Tram Project, Dubai, UAE

Dubai's new tram project is called the Al Sufouh Dubai Tram System, and is an RTA public transport initiative. The tramway will service between 180,000 and 220,000 commuters living in or near the Dubai Marina (Marsa Dubai), JBR, and Al Sufouh (Al Sofouh, Al Safouh, Al Suffouh, etc) areas of Dubai. Initially the tramline route was to run between Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Marina Mall, prompting the nickname "The Shopping Trolley" or "Dubai Shopping Trolley". As of 2013, the tram line path has been revised to run from JBR past Dubai Marina Mall to Dubai College or Dubai Police College in Phase I, and extended to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, and Mall of the Emirates for Phase II. The first phase of the tram system was expected to start operating in September 2009, with construction contract to be awarded in January 2008 and construction beginning in the first quarter of 2008. As with many Dubai projects, that turned out to be overly optimistic and a revised completion date is expected to be sometime in 2011 or 2012 2014 (see below), with initial work started in late 2008 or January 2009.

The tram route will connect with the Dubai Metro Red Line at Dubai Marina and JLT stations, and connect (sort of - might be a short hot walk) with the Jumeirah Palm monorail to the Atlantis resort hotel.

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Al Sufouh Tram appears to have been renamed as the Dubai Tram, or Dubai Tramway.

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Dubai Tram Al Sufouh route map

RTA supplied route map for the Al Sufouh tram route Phase I due to start operating by Nov 2014.

RTA Al Sufouh Dubai Tram route map for Phase I

Al Sufouh Dubai Tram route and stations list
  Station name Distance1 Open date Area Shops Comments
1 Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 951m        
2 Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 996m        
32 Jumeirah Lakes Towers 684m        
4 Dubai Marina Mall 702m        
52 Dubai Marina 819m        
6 Marina Towers 712m        
7 Mina Al Seyahi 522m        
8 Media City 566m        
9 Palm Jumeirah 887m        
10 Knowledge Village 557m        
11 Al Sufouh 2,572m1        
  1. Distance to next station. For Al Sufouh Station, distance is to Tram Depot. Return journey distance between Stations 5 and 1 is about 1,200 m (1.2 km).
  2. Stations highlighted in red are connecting interchanges with the Dubai Metro Red Line stations.
Dubai Tram Show
Al Sufouh Tram delay
Al Sufouh Tram contract and update - 11 February 2012 (WAM report)
Al Sufouh Tram construction and operating information
Al Sofouh Tram update 31 October 2011 (WAM news)
Al Sufouh Tram update 02 April 2011
Al Sufouh Tram Project update 12 May 2009
Al Sofouh Tram route map - this is a speculation only, not an official route map

Route information as of 11 February 2012 (WAM report) is:

Al Sufouh tram approximate route map

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Last update Tuesday 24-Dec-2013
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