Upon completion, the railway will redefine logistics and transport in the region, providing a modern, safe, efficient and sustainable mode of transport that will connect all regions of the UAE to its neighbouring GCC countries.
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The first batch of graduates will now work in roles within Etihad Rail DB including train captain, traffic controller, locomotive and railway maintenance technician, and railway systems technician.
Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
Etihad Rail's Board of Directors has confirmed the award of the Al Faya Operation and Maintenance facility contract to VINCI Construction France.
The contract with Progress Rail will see Etihad Rail's fleet expand from seven locomotives to 45 for use on the UAE nationwide rail network.
Etihad Rail's new three-year training programme will open a total of 50 job opportunities for application for qualified UAE nationals.
The project will allow Etihad Rail to connect key ports to the national rail network and to manufacturing, production and population centres.
Etihad Rail has approved the award of the systems and integration contract for Stage Two of the UAE’s national railway network at a total cost of AED 1.6 billion.
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed a Joint Partnership Agreement with the General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi, aimed at developing freight transport requirements to enable trains to travel more efficiently with the adoption of smart electronic technology.
The contract announcement is a major milestone passed in the mission to create the UAE’s modern, sustainable and cost-efficient national railway.
Rail forms a crucial part of the UAE’s overall infrastructural development programme and for Global Railway Review, Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail explains how providing unique solutions for moving freight by rail across the region will lead to cementing its position as a global logistics hub.
The rail terminal capacity at Khalifa Port is expected to be the largest of its kind within the UAE, accommodating 2.4 million containers yearly.
The agreement was signed by Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, Director-General of ZonesCorp.
The new strategy reflects the company’s aspirations to act as a catalyst for economic growth and provide a safe and reliable means of transportation.
The Ministry of Finance and Abu Dhabi Department of Finance sign agreement for financing Stage Two of the UAE national railway network.