Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has inaugurated last November the Dubai Tram, the first Tramway in the entire Gulf region. The Dubai Tramway includes many Alstom’s technological breakthrough. It is the first tram in the world able to run in temperatures of up to 50 °C and to withstand harsh climate conditions such as humidity and sandy atmosphere. Equipped with APS ground-level power supply, the system is also the first in the world to be catenary-free all along the line.
In this emblematic project, Alstom teams in Spain have had an important role. Experts in the Alstom signalling laboratory located in Madrid have helped in the CBTC signalling system implementation. They have been also in charge of the design, implementation and commissioning of the passenger information, video surveillance, communication and security systems.