DUBAI: Etihad Rail has unveiled a 139-kilometer train track that connects the UAE with Saudi Arabia, as part of its national railway project that spans 1,200 kilometers in total.
The state-owned transport operator said it completed work on the first package of the project’s stage two - which includes the recently unveiled track connected through Al Ghuwaifat.
Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Rail, the company’s Board of Directors held a virtual meeting to announce the completion of the construction works for Package A of Stage Two pic.twitter.com/Cf9aLbjy37
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Aside from connecting the seven emirates of the UAE, the national railway project also aims to link the country to its neighbors in the Gulf.
“This significant step brings the company closer to completing the 1,200-kilometre rail project, initially estimated to cost Dh40 billion, on schedule,” the company said in a statement carried by WAM.