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Construction on the UAE Network is Complete

Etihad Rail’s 900 km network will extend across the United Arab Emirates, from the border of Saudi Arabia to the border Sultanate of Oman.

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Connecting the UAE to the GCC

Built to international standards, the railway links the principal centres of trade, industry, manufacturing, production, logistics, population, and all the major import and export points of the United Arab Emirates as well as forms an integral part of the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) railway network.

Since 2016, Etihad Rail has successfully been operating a route that spans 264km, transporting granulated sulphur from sources at Shah and Habshan to export in Ruways, establishing rail as a safe and sustainable mode of transport with a proven track record.
Construction on the network expansion to connect the emirates spanning across the entire UAE, from Ghuwaifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the eastern coast, began in January 2020.
In 2023, Etihad Rail inaugurated the network expansion, spanning around 900km linking all seven emirates, from Ghuweifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah on the eastern cost of the UAE, and launched Freight Train operations across the UAE. Etihad Rail offers a range of cutting-edge benefits: it is cheaper, faster, safer, more reliable, and offers more environmentally sustainable services. Economically, the rail network will inspire businesses to use their time and resources more efficiently.

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Network Complete
Freight services
Cargo capacity
Million Tonnes
by 2030
Integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the UAE

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