Consultants Systra and Aecom have been awarded phases two and three for the extension of Dubai’s Light Rail Transit system.
The pair said that they would be in charge of transport planning, preliminary design and invitations to tender for 14 months for the second and third phases of the project.
Systra said that phase two of the Dubai Tram will serve the city’s main attractions, including Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al-Arab, as well as the Mall of Emirates and is part of the masterplan for Jumeirah Central Project.
Phase three will serve the Jumeirah Beach Road to the north-west of Dubai. Systra said that the route crossed projects already underway, such as the one-way road system, and therefore the area between Jumeirah Road and the Al Wasl district is being redefined.
The company said that phase two would be approximately 6km long and will have nine stations. Phase three will be approximately 16.6km long and will have 19 stations. It added that both lines would have a passing loop to improve service efficiency.
Phase one was inaugurated on 11 November 2014.