Driver stuck on Dubai tram tracks is rescued

RTA team rush to site where motorist was trapped after mistakenly entering corridor

A driver who got stuck on tram tracks in Dubai was rescued by a team from the Roads and Transport Authority and the emergency services.

They rushed to the site where the driver had become trapped after mistakenly entering the tram corridor.

It took around 30 minutes to move the car to safety at the weekend.

A spokesman for the RTA said the tram driver could see the car fully as both the tracks and the surrounding area are monitored on CCTV by the Tram Operations Control Centre.

“On identification that the car had mistakenly entered the tram corridor, the relevant emergency RTA, police and Emaar teams were immediately on site and the car was moved [from] the tram corridor, thus ensuring safety and avoiding damage to the car and tram infrastructure,” he added.

The tram service links Dubai Metro and the Palm Monorail and runs along Al Sufouh Road and Jumeirah Beach Road.

Updated: November 20th 2021, 8:36 AM