Etihad Rail concludes Abu Dhabi -Dubai direct railway challenge

The UAE’s nationwide railway community developer and operator Etihad Rail has accomplished the work to attach Abu Dhabi and Dubai by means of a direct line.

This challenge comes inside the framework of The UAE Railway Programme.

Launched beneath the Tasks of the 50, with an funding price $13.61bn (AED50bn), this programme features a nationwide community of railway tasks that might join seven emirates.

The ultimate piece on the railway monitor was positioned by UAE Finance Minister Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Etihad Rail chairman Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The completion of this challenge will now pave approach for a brand new section of logistic and financial integration between the 2 emirates.

With a size of 256km, the rail line is designed on the premise of the very best worldwide requirements and specs in reference to environmental facets, safety and high quality.

This route is anticipated to be instrumental within the improvement of the UAE Nationwide Rail Community, facilitate items transportation inside the UAE in addition to decrease transportation bills.

The rail line encompasses 29 bridges, 60 crossings and 137 drainage channels.

Your complete excavation and backfill work coated 46 million cubic metres, with the involvement of 13,300 employees.

UAE Finance Minister Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed stated: “The completion of the principle railway of the UAE Nationwide Rail Community challenge between Dubai and Abu Dhabi represents an essential pivotal section that exhibits the nice advantages of this nationwide challenge in linking all of the emirates of the nation and enhancing the transportation course of between industrial and financial centres, and facilitating transportation inside the UAE.”

Final month, Etihad Rail signed a $517m (AED1.9bn) mortgage settlement with First Abu Dhabi Financial institution (FAB) for supporting railway passenger transport companies within the area.

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