Dubai Announces Creation of 15km SkyWay Urban Transport System

UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has given approval for future projects set to be developed by the UAE Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The projects include the SkyWay urban transport system, with a total length of 15km and 21 stations along the route.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted: “We approved a package of developmental projects to continue building Dubai as the world’s best city. The SkyWay project, a 15km urban transit system, will transport passengers along Dubai’s skyscrapers through 21 stations.”

The Dubai Media Office published a visualisation of the project, giving the following explanation: “Skypods, a suspended transit system that links vital spots such as the DIFC and MyDowntownDubai. The project, which has 21 stations and the capacity to transit 8,400 riders per hour per direction.”

The Dubai Media Office website states that the Skypods project, which is the name SkyWay was presented under in the UAE, “offers an urban transit experience that features modern-designed pods passing through Dubai’s towers. It is characterised by uniquely designed stations and rail-supporting structures extending along the track. The project will maintain design harmony with the Dubai Metro stations.”

The information has already been picked up by a number of regional news agencies.

“We are happy that the Government of Dubai has chosen our technology as a tool for the development of the region. This is not only a great honour, but also a huge responsibility for the entire SkyWay team. We must justify the confidence placed on us and fully demonstrate that string transport truly meets the criteria for the transport of the future,” said Anatoly Yunitskiy, General Designer of the innovative transport systems developer company.

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