Wouldn’t it be nice to go on a (speedy) scenic route before hopping off to work in Dubai? The Road and Transport Authority’s (RTA) upcoming Sky Pods will give you just that.
The route plans for the futuristic cable cars has been revealed in a tweet by the Dubai Media Office, connecting travellers to Dubai’s busiest districts.
Stretching over 50km, the routes have been split up into various loops, including around Downtown Dubai, City Walk, Business Bay, Al Wasl, Marasi Drive and more.
The Dubai Media Office has described the system as "a cross between a monorail and a ski lift," with each electric pod seating up to four passengers.
.@CNN: The system, described as "a cross between a monorail and a ski lift," would see electric pods seating four passengers each traveling at 50 kilometers per hour along routes stretching almost 50 kilometers through #Dubai's busiest districts. pic.twitter.com/JCfXK70O0V— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 10, 2020
In total, there will be 21 stations across the city, linking to districts across Sheikh Zayed Road, while the system aims to bring 8,400 travellers per hour.
RTA recently signed a deal 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 and 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.
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