The Emirate of Sharjah has unveiled plans to host the UAE’s first high-speed electric sky pod network.
The 2 kilometer-long suspended track and SkyWay system is being built at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park by Unitsky String Technologies of Belarus, and could be carrying its first passengers within weeks.
A development site at the park already has a working 400-meter track that carries a suspended Unicar pod built to withstand the extreme Middle East climate, The National reported.
The pilot project, supported by the Sharjah Government, is expected to start carrying passengers in luxury pods from March this year.
Another 2km test track is due to open at the park in May. And within three years, a 130km sky track from Sharjah to Khor Fakkan port could be operational to transport freight.
The track will allow suspended pods hanging on a super-strong string rail to travel at a speed of 500kph once a full-length line is open.
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