The local TV station in the town of Khor Fakkan, UAE, has released a report on the first proposed SkyWay targeted project in the emirate of Sharjah. The report was aired on television on 14 December, and the following day, the information about the project appeared on the Instagram account of the television station Khorfakkan News Network.
According to Khorfakkan News, the proposed track will pass through the small tourist town of Khor Fakkan in the Emirate of Sharjah with the population of 18,000 people. The track could be 10.6 km long, and five stations along the route are to be lined with important for the town landmarks: from Al Rafisah Dam to the historic Al Rabi monument; further on along the beach, and through the town to Al Zahrawi Street. The final station on the route is planned to be built in the area of the palace of the Emir of Sharjah, Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi.
According to Khorfakkan News, the total journey time on the SkyWay route for a passenger could take about 10 minutes including boarding and deboarding. A similar route by car now takes about 20-25 minutes. The media reports that the final version of the route may be clarified in the process of agreeing on the technical documentation.
This is the second SkyWay targeted project that will be built in the UAE. The first 15-kilometer route with 21 stations in Dubai was announced in April 2019.
Skypods, a suspended transit system that links vital spots such as the @DIFC and @MyDowntownDubai. The project, which has 21 stations and the capacity to transit 8,400 riders per hour per direction. pic.twitter.com/2QW9q9kSi9
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 30, 2019
Unitsky String Technologies Co. is currently diligently building the SkyWay Innovation Centre in the UAE. The complex covers over 50 hectares and will be a part of the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP), will play an important role in the development and marketing of SkyWay technology. The 2nd phase of construction is currently underway.
On the first track, the test runs of SkyWay’s tropical Unicar are already underway, the start of which was marked by a solemn ceremony in October last year, which was also attended by the Ruler of Sharjah.