Serco Group plc (Serco), the international services company, today announces it has signed a new contract with Nakheel to continue to operate and maintain the Palm Jumeirah Monorail System in Dubai. The contract will see Serco continue to operate and maintain the Palm Monorail for a further five years.
The contract win extends Serco's successful partnership with Nakheel - it began operating and maintaining the Palm Jumeirah Monorail on 6 August 2010. David Greer, CEO of Serco Middle East, said: "We are delighted to now extend the partnership with Nakheel by operating and maintaining the Palm Jumeirah Monorail System, providing services to local residents and tourists in pursuit of our vision of safe, smooth and affordable public transport for all.”
Nakheel’s Palm Monorail System extends 5.3km from Gateway Towers (landside) to Atlantis Aquaventure located on the crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island. The Monorail provides an important transport link to the world-famous Palm Jumeirah Island and will also be linked to Nakheel’s new developments on the island, including Nakheel Mall and The Pointe.
Nakheel selected Serco due to its outstanding performance since 2010, in addition to its experience in operating and maintaining a number of metro and rail systems in the Middle East and across Europe.