Dubais Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has received bids from consultants for the contract to design the second phase of the Dubai Tram network.
The bidders are:
- Arup (UK) / Typsa (Spain)
- CH2M (US)
- Dar al-Handasah (Lebanon)
- Parsons (US) / Atkins (UK) / Egis (France)
- Systra (France) / Aecom (US)
- WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Canada headquartered) / Sener (Spain)
The second phase of the tram network will link the depot at the end of the first phase of the existing network to the Mall of the Emirates metro station on Sheikh Zayed Road. The track will run through Dubai Holdings Jumeirah Central development.
A third phase is also planned by the RTA that will run from Mall of the Emirates along Jumeirah Beach Road to Union House at the junction of 2 December Street, which was formerly known as Al-Dhiyafa Street. The third phase could also connect to the Dubai Metro, at the Al-Jafliya station in the Satwa area.
In early October, the RTA opened commercial bids from consultants for the update of Dubais rail masterplan.
The bidders are:
Expected to take about nine months to complete, the study will look at updating and modifying the RTAs proposed future metro lines and other public transport networks such as the tram. It will also consider other rail systems such as personal rapid transit (PRT).
The transport agencys latest 2030 masterplan includes a 421-kilometre-long railway network with 197 stations.
First phase of Jumeirah Central to cost $6.5bn
Total cost of the entire development is expected to be $20bn
Source: Dubai Holding
Dubai Holding expects the first phase of its Jumeirah Central development to cost AED24bn ($6.5bn) to build.
Speaking at a press briefing on 4 September, Morgan Parker, chief operating officer at Jumeirah Central, said the first phase will include 69 projects, including an A-grade office building and a shopping mall.
The project will be delivered by Dubai Holding and joint venture partners that will invest in buildings. Read more