Etihad Rail Completes First Passenger Journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Dhannah

Etihad Rail has completed its first passenger rail journey between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City.

The trip was joined by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber: UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

ADNOC executive leadership join first rail journey between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City
ADNOC executive leadership join first rail journey between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City

This new rail service is currently under development, but once fully operational, it will enable ADNOC’s staff and contractors to travel between Abu Dhabi and Al Dhannah.

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said:

“ADNOC’s partnership with Etihad Rail is fully aligned with our strategic priorities to successfully implement transport solutions that contribute to the UAE’s development and future prosperity. In line with our leadership’s visionary directives, the development of passenger rail services between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City aims to connect the UAE’s main centres of trade, industry, manufacturing, production, logistics and population. The Etihad Rail project is more than just a rail network, it will serve as a vital artery for economic growth and infrastructure development while driving decarbonisation, for the benefit of the UAE and its people.”

‍The new passenger rail service represents a continuation of the strategic partnership between ADNOC and Etihad Rail, which has has also enabled the transportation of sulphur products between Shah and Habshan to the export point at Al Ruwais Industrial City.

Overall, this partnership aims to strengthen the domestic economy by maximising the use of local resources and services. ‍

His Excellency Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail said:

“We were pleased to host the ADNOC’s executive leadership team on board the first trail rail journey between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City, and we are proud to have a strategic partner and customer such as ADNOC, that was one of the first companies to adopt rail transportation solutions in the country.

“Etihad Rail is strengthening the position that the UAE enjoys as a leading global hub within the logistics, transportation and infrastructure sectors, by providing more effective and reliable transportation solutions in line with the highest international standards and connecting cities and industries with a safe and sustainable rail network.”

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