Abu Dhabi: Etihad Rail is the UAE’s national railway project. It is now 75% complete. The merging of Etihad Rail and GCC will transform the way people travel to Middle Eastern countries. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj al Masroue, Energy Minister, said that this would open up new economic opportunities. He spoke at the Middle East Rail Conference, Abu Dhabi, yesterday.
The UAE’s dream project
The passenger train, UAE’s ultimate dream project, will be completed by 2024. It will also connect to GCC Rail later. Etihad Rail connects seven emirates and initially prioritized freight. However, it announced in December that it would begin passenger service.
Up to 400 people can be carried on a passenger train that travels at 200 km/h. It connects eleven cities and regions in the country, from Al Sila in west to Fujairah north. As the passenger train becomes reality, the distance between the Emirates will be reduced.
Approaching the emirates
Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 50 minutes, while Fujairah takes 100 minutes. This ticket can be used on all public transport. This ticket can be used by passengers to access the park and rides. The Etihad Rail is safer, more efficient, and will bring people closer together.
It is possible to get to your destination quickly and without being stuck in traffic. In 2016, the first phase of freight traffic was opened between Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi. This 1,200km stretch will include stations starting at Sila, near the UAE-Saudi border, and ending at Fujairah along the east coast. According to estimates, there will be 3.65 million people traveling annually by 2030. It will also create 9000 jobs.
All will have affordable ticket prices
Stations that blend culture and heritage are created to share the region’s history. The bogie’s interior is fitted with an innovative model that includes Wi-Fi, charging, music, and a dining area. Families, workers and tourists will all be able to afford the ticket prices.
The railway line will take you through the beautiful cities, mountains, and deserts of UAE. The development of these areas will be accelerated by eco-friendly model stations. It runs parallel to Emirates Road, Al Maktoum International Airport, and Expo Road.