Etihad Rail has announced the completion of the UAE’s national rail network, which will link the seven emirates with their main railways.
The inauguration of the UAE National Railway Network was witnessed by Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the network’s main control and maintenance center in Al Fayah, Abu Dhabi.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed that the national railway network is an important milestone in the development of the UAE
“We are proud of the performance of our sons and daughters who have worked hard over the years to build an ambitious and strategic project that will take our national economy to the next level.
“Connecting the UAE through the national rail network strengthens our capabilities and competitiveness and strengthens our unity.”
With this announcement, freight train operations are now live in all seven emirates.
The country’s Fleet of modern freight trains Under the ETCS level 2 signaling system, the top speed can reach 120 kilometers per hour.
They will be able to transport all types of cargo, including petrochemicals, crude steel, limestone, cement, construction materials, industrial and household waste, aluminium, food and general cargo.