Ropeway: RTA explores to develop aerial transport network in Dubai

Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MND, a French mobility specialist, to come up with innovative solutions for developing an aerial transport network in Dubai.

The urban ropeway transportation or CABLINE “is designed to integrate and connect to a city’s existing inter-modal transport network,” the RTA said in a statement on Monday.

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“This fully automatic, driverless transport system, with self-propelled cabins moving over ropes at speeds up to 45 km per hour, uses a minimalist infrastructure easy to integrate with the least possible footprint. Its innovative technology is much more modern, more aesthetic, quieter and more energy sufficient than traditional ropeway transportation,” the RTA noted.

The CABLINE system is being developed by ropeways specialist MND, with support of the French State Agency for sustainable development ADEME.

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