Dubai Tram Opens to passengers, free wifi on from Du on day 1 and 2
Posted on 12th November 2014
According to news agency WAM, following its inauguration last night by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the new Dubai Tram opened for passenger service at 06:30 today.
Residents and visitors thronged the new mode of mass transport, eager to have a look and get the feel of the tram on its first day of public service, Gulf News English daily reported today.
Tram operations, which currently cover 11 stations in the highly urbanised areas of Dubai Marina and Al Sufouh, have been smooth, with a headway of 10 minutes during the morning peak hours.
According to Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) the trams will operate for 19 hours a day, Saturday to Thursday, from 06:30 to 01:30, and from 09:00 to 01:30 on Friday, and each tram can accommodate up to 405 passengers in seven carriages, with a Gold cabin, two cabins for women and children and four Silver cabins.
According to news reports on Gulf News, UAE telecom company Du has provided free wifi to tram-users during first two days of its opening UAE telecom company du will provide free wifi to tram-users during the first two days of its opening on November 12 and 13.
Du had announced on the eve of Dubai Tram opening on Tuesday that it has been chosen by the RTA as the exclusive provider of wifi connectivity on the newly launched Dubai Tram service. Du's wifi service will be rolled out across the entire length of the Dubai Tram network in phases.
Commuters can enjoy complimentary WiFi for two days by connecting through their WiFi-enabled device, then following the simple steps to log in to the service. Full details will be available through a landing page that is automatically opened upon connection. On the special occasion of the inauguration, du will offer complimentary high speed broadband on the Dubai Tram from November 12 to 13 .
The Dubai Tram: What you need to know before November 11, 20141. Part I- gives an introduction to what the Dubai Tram Project is all about 2. Part II- explains in detail the tram's associated facilities and route. 3. Part III- details the fares, routes and expected timings 4. Part IV- shows how RTA has geared up to cater to the expectations surrounding the opening of the Tram with a virtual tour on Road Transport Day.More about the Dubai Tram project at Ventures MENA Projects Database:Dubai Tram - Phase 1 Dubai Tram - Phase 2 Dubai Tram - Phase 3 Back to all Construction News
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