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Etihad Rail – the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – announced today that it has secured financing of USD 1.28 billion (AED 4.7 billion) for Stage One of its railway project, which comprises the route from Shah and Habshan to Ruwais.
In addition to the connectivity between metro lines, efforts are made to connect Dubai metro to Etihad Rail, which will run to Oman and Saudi Arabia. Three proposed stations — Al Maktoum Airport Station, Dubai Land Station and the Central Station — will provide access to the wider Etihad Rail network.
Etihad Rail has announced a multi-billion dollar inter-emirate rail network project to link the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2016, before it is extended to other parts in 2018, Alittihad has reported. The company, which is carrying out one of the largest train projects in the Middle East, said it would launch the second phase later this year and it would extend nearly 510km to link Abu Dhabi to Jebel Ali and Dubai city.
Etihad Rail has launched three major tenders for prequalification for the second stage of its nationwide rail project. The master planner behind the UAE’s first rail system has lined up a major design and build infrastructure package for interested parties along with a mechanical tender for the trains systems and a supply tender for switches and crossing.
The UAE has awarded a Dh3.3 billion contract to a consortium of one Indian company and two Italian firms involving construction and engineering work for a mega rail project that could cost a total Dh40 billion. Etihad Rail has estimated the project’s total costs at Dh40 billion and that once it is completed, it will have a capacity to transport nearly16 million passengers and 50 million tonnes of cargo per year.
Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - today announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arkan Building Materials Company, an integrated building materials manufacturer, to assess the use of the Etihad Rail network to transport raw materials and distribute its finished products.
Canadian firm in talks to supply trains for the proposed 1,200km railway network project. Dubai Trains and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier is in active talks with Etihad Rail (erstwhile Union Railway) to supply trains for the proposed 1,200km railway network project, through its transport unit, Bombardier Transportation, according to a top Bombardier official.
On March 23 Etihad Rail, the operator of the UAE’s first railway network formerly known as Union Railway, unveiled its new dynamic corporate identity. Etihad Rail also revealed its future plans for the nationwide railway project and its phases of implementation. It announced that its first route will be completed in 2013 to transport the first shipment of granulated sulphur from Shah and Habshan to Ruwais.
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