The RTA tests a newly delivered Metro train on the tracks near the Jafza Dubai on May 27.
Dubai has taken delivery of its first batch of Metro carriages with the RTA currently conducting test runs of the driverless system.
Tests are being conducted in a sector extending 11km from from Ibn Battuta Station to Jafza Station, powered by a direct electrical current of 750v enabling trains to run at a maximum speed of 90km/h on the test track.
Trains are undergoing full tests to monitor noise, wobbling and early troubleshooting. The first "static test" phase will test a stationary train’s communications and signaling systems, power supplies, air-conditioning, on-board electronics and lighting.
Dubai Metro is the world’s first driverless metro system, constructed over 75km at a cost of 15 billion dirhams ($4.1 billion). The system will include two lines, with the Red Line consisting of 52km and 29 stations, and the Green Line serving 18 stations over 23km.