Dubai’s cable car network is a step closer to reality, with The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA revealing that a brand-new deal has been signed to help bring the new public transport system to life.
The deal, signed by the RTA and BeemCar, will see the company “develop sky pods; a futuristic urban mobility system in Dubai,” which, according to the RTA, will be “characterised by speed, safety & the efficient use of resources”.
It’s a futuristic system that can hit speeds of up to 150kph, and transport up to 50,000 passengers per hour at maximum capacity.
Plans for the new network were first revealed last year, which the RTA has called Sky Pods.
.@rta_dubai signs an agreement with BeemCar Ltd; one of the biggest developers of sky pods in the world. According to the agreement, the company will develop sky pods; a futuristic urban mobility system in Dubai, characterized by speed, safety & the efficient use of resources. pic.twitter.com/f6KABHdWHy— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 26, 2020
In a video released by Dubai Media Office, we can see an RTA-branded sky pod making its way across a network of suspended rail lines sitting above street level in Downtown Dubai and DIFC.
The start date or expected construction of the project has yet to be revealed, but it’s something that will add to the city’s expansive public transport network.
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