Dubai to explore futuristic ‘sky rail’ project with Chinese company behind Chengdu’s panda express

SourceThe National

Dubai has signed an early-stage deal with a Chinese ‘sky rail’ company to look at bringing a new transport network to the emirate.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group will explore “futuristic transport systems”.

Zhong Tang group is behind a project that was trialled in Chendgu, which made headlines for its cute panda-themed carriages.

It is understood the company’s design is one of five sky-pod designs under consideration for Dubai.

We aim to develop advanced futuristic transport systems and improve the sustainable transport network to encourage people to use public transport more...