The Etihad Rail project is a fulfilment of the UAE’s founding principles, uniting the seven Emirates with a single rail network that will form a backbone of our economic and industrial activities for generations to come. This is a significant mandate and a strategic project that will have direct contributions to UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
We at Etihad Rail are proud to be at the helm of such an ambitious development plan that will transform transport throughout the UAE for businesses and passengers alike. It will also contribute to broader, long-term national goals, such as environmental protection.
Today, Stage One of the project is fully operational and is already making a significant contribution to the UAE’s industrial ambitions. Every day, two trains depart from sources at Shah and Habshan to the point of export at Ruwais, each carrying 11,000 tonnes of granulated sulphur. Etihad Rail has fast established its position as the country’s most robust facilitator of sulphur movement, which is rapidly growing as an integral part of the UAE economy.
As we continue to move towards the implementation of Stage Two, the Etihad Rail project will take on new significance. This is a milestone for the project that will connect the UAE with rail networks in the neighbouring Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman.
With a dedicated team and the full backing of our visionary leadership, we will continue to work towards our vision – a vision for a connected, pioneering and sustainable rail network for the UAE and the wider region.