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Japanese land Palm monorail

Railway planning reaches fever pitch as Dubai brings in Japanese experts for offshore track

Japanese contractors Marubeni, Hitachi and Obayashi have taken a US $390 million (AED1.4 billion) contract to build a monorail on the Palm Jumeirah.

The 5.4 km monorail will be used by residents and visitors to the offshore island, which is currently under construction in Dubai.

The monorail is the first of several urban mass transit systems planned around the UAE.

Nakheel is also looking at a light rail system to service
its planned Dubai Waterfront development.

The monorail will link into the Dubai Metro, which is also being built by a consortium including Obayashi.