Hanging railway system being developed in Sharjah

The SkyWay project will see cargo and passengers carried on unicars

Hanging railway system being developed in Sharjah
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Your commute could be about to get a whole lot more interesting thanks to hanging railway transport systems being tested in Sharjah.

The SkyWay project, which will see “unicars” transporting cargo and passengers, is currently being trialed at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, SRTIP.

SkyWayGreenTech, which is working on the state-of-the-art technology being used, is building three test tracks across SRTIP from Sharjah Airport road to Mweileh Road.

Short test tracks have already been created and are being tested before the longer tracks come into operation.

Hussain Al Mahmoudi, chief executive officer at SRTIP, said that Skyway was “part of the park’s comprehensive plan to transform the city of Sharjah intoa sustainable, futuristic city in line with the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah”.

Dr Anatoli Unitsky, SkyWay’s chairman, said the emirate was chosen to be the host of the project because of its regional, strategic and competitive location.

Research centres focusing on smart transport at SRTIP hope to develop new technology before marketing it on a global scale.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah witnessed the launch of the experimental phase yesterday (Saturday October 26).

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