The most time- and labour-consuming stage of Test Track 4 construction is complete at uSky Test & Certification Centre – civil works at Cargo & Passenger Station and Cargo & Passenger Terminal are over.
While main contractor Al Serh Al Kabeer (ASAK) is proceeding with the installation of various equipment in to-be server and electrical rooms, it has already reported on the completion of the station facades, and uSky Transport has installed company logo signages to commemorate the achievement of this construction milestone.
The civil works continued for several months. More than 2,000 cubic meters of heavyweight concrete were poured and over 300 tons of high-strength steel reinforcement were consumed by both stations collectively.
Cargo & Passenger Station and Cargo & Passenger Terminal are structurally vital members of uSky transport and infrastructure complex, as they serve as anchor supports for the 2.4 km long uSky cargo-and-passenger track for suspended electric vehicles. It will be recalled that an anchor support is a support that perceives longitudinal forces from a prestressed string rail track structure. At the same time, the anchor support is a structure that assumes horizontal and vertical forces from the track structure, thus ensuring its tension and positioning in space.
Cargo & Passenger Station and Cargo & Passenger Terminal are designed and built to provide for passenger and freight transportation. Thus, Test Track 4 will simultaneously handle 20- and 40-feet freight containers using uCont, an in-house developed freight electric vehicle, and uBus passenger EV.
Obviously, there is still a lot of work ahead, but we can state that we have completed one of the most major difficult and critical stages to be followed with the even more complicated stage of the erection of the track structure.