Master developer Nakheel has opened a new station on Palm Jumeriah’s monorail route, Al Ittihad Park Station for easy access to the island’s central park, residences, and the Golden Mile Galleria mall.
According to the developer, around a million people already use The Palm monorail each year, with the figure set to rise as more attractions open on the island. Upcoming developments include Nakheel Mall and The Pointe, both of which will have their own monorail stop.
The number of Palm Monorail users has risen by 70% in the last four years, according to the developer. In 2013 there were 590,000 passengers, with 685,000 in 2014, almost 878,000 in 2015 and a million in 2016. With around 3,000 people taking trips each day, the number of passengers in 2017 is expected to exceed 1.1 million, Nakheel said.
Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said, “The Palm Monorail is one of Palm Jumeirah’s biggest success stories. The opening of Al Ittihad Park Station is a massive boost for the island’s investors, residents, visitors, and retailers, and further cements our commitment to providing new services and attractions at this world-famous community. More people than ever can now enjoy the growing number of facilities on Palm Jumeirah – without using a car to reach them.”
The Palm Monorail, which opened in 2009, currently runs from Gateway Station to Atlantis Aquaventure, stopping at the new Al Ittihad Park Station in between. Trains run every 11 minutes, from 9am until 10.30pm daily.