Monorail Cars for the Palm Jumeirah Transit System

Manufacturer Hitachi, Ltd.
Built for Nakheel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Main contractor: Marubeni Corporation
Route Nakheel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Main contractor: Marubeni Corporation
Product type Monorail cars
Year ordered, delivered or shipped Delivered in 2009
Launch of commercial operations Opened in April 2009

Hitachi, Ltd. delivered four monorail trainsets, each consisting of three cars, to Marubeni Corporation, which was contracted by the government-affiliated developer Nakheel to oversee the construction of a complete monorail system called the Palm Jumeirah Transit System. The monorail serves the man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, which is being constructed and developed by Nakheel as a resort in Dubai, U.A.E. The line is about 5.4 km in length and links the island with the mainland. It has four stations — three on the island and one on the mainland.
In addition, the ATP systems were delivered by Nippon Signal.

The design reflects the fact that the trains operate in a resort, and incorporates the client’s design preferences, employing flowing lines for the many curved parts of the carbodies. The exterior and interior are both color-coordinated with blue and white tones to recall the island’s coasts and sky.
The line opened in April 2009 and is being given prominence as a new symbol for Palm Jumeirah Island.


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