Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the United Arab Emirates’ national railway network – has surpassed more than ten million man-hours worked, with zero lost-time injuries. This significant achievement is a clear indicator of Etihad Rail’s commitment to ensuring that safety remains a core value since the inception, construction, and soon during the commercial operation, of the UAE’s national railway network.
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a joint venture with DB Schenker Rail, a subsidiary of German-based Deutsche Bahn, to operate and maintain the railway. DB is Europe’s largest railway company, operating passenger and freight services on the approximately 33,500-kilometre German rail network, and maintaining a strong presence in rail operations in various countries across Europe.
Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Industrial City for the development of a rail terminal within the City.
Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation. The deal offers Etihad Rail the benefit of ET’s integrated vehicle and maintenance services, in addition to security services along Etihad Rail sites.
Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – today announced the arrival at Mussafah Port of the first two of seven locomotivesto be shipped to the UAE.
Etihad Rail has announced it has secured financing of US$1.28 billion for Stage One of its railway project, which comprises the route from Shah and Habshan to Ruwais. Commenting on the completion of financing for the first stage of the project, H.E. Nasser Alsowaidi, chairman of Etihad Rail said: “The securing of this loan not only represents the beginning of a new era for the UAE in trade and travel through a transportation network that will connect all seven emirates with our GCC partners, but also reflects the international financial community’s confidence in Etihad Rail and the significant potential of the UAE’s national railway.”
Agreement paves the way for an intermodal rail terminal at Jebel Ali Port, securing the Dubai port as a key node in the emerging regional rail network.
Trip sees Etihad Rail and Supreme Committee for Safety & Security travel to UK, Spain, France and Germany to examine best practice in rail safety and security.
Winning consortium awarded AED3.3 billion contract to complete the network’s 266km Western Region route by 2014.