Etihad Rail has posted a video of their construction trains in action across the country. “Take a look at our construction trains in action across the emirates. These specialised trains are deployed throughout the country to safely lay the tracks across the UAE’s Railway Network, ensuring international best practices are observed,” the railway network tweeted.
The entire network connects Ghuwaifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to the port of Fujairah. Till April 2022, Etihad Rail has achieved operational success in 264km out of the overall 1,200km network.
The passenger train will connect 11 cities and regions in the UAE from Al Sila to Fujairah, including Al Ruwais, Al Mirfa, Dubai, Sharjah, Al Dhaid, and Abu Dhabi. It will reduce commute time by 30-40 per cent compared to other modes of transport, with travel times from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, and from Dubai to Fujairah, expected to take only 50 minutes. It is expected to serve more than 36.5 million passengers annually across the country by 2030.