Etihad Rail takes delivery of EMD locomotives



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.

The locomotives arrived as construction on Stage One of the UAE’s national rail project is well underway. The two locomotives are the first rolling stock to arrive since the delivery of the company’s batch of wagonslast December, together with which will form the UAE’s first trains.

The locomotives, which hold the train’s engines, will be moved to Etihad Rail’s site at Mirfa in the Western Region in preparation for the impending launch of Stage One, which will facilitate the transport of granulated sulphur from sources in Shah and Habshan to the port of Ruwais for export.

Electro-Motive Diesel, a U.S.-based company and a world leader in the production of diesel-electric locomotives, designed and manufactured the locomotives for Etihad Rail. More info