UAE: Etihad Rail Completes Tracklaying in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

Etihad Rail has completed tracklaying works on the main line in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah as part of the last package of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network project.

The main line of the UAE National Rail Network extends from Ghuweifat on the border of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and passes through the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

The Sharjah line stretches 45 kilometres and is part of the project’s final package, which is 145 kilometres long. Meanwhile, the line in Ras Al Khaimah extends over 5.7 kilometres to connect the emirate to the main line.

Etihad Rail Tracklaying
Around 3,250 workers took part in the tracklaying works, recording 13 million work hours in 25 months
Engineer Khuloud Al Mazrouei, Deputy Project Manager at Etihad Rail, said:

“Today, we have made remarkable strides by completing the main works for the UAE National Rail Network and connecting it to the main lines in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, bringing us closer than ever to completing the network on schedule and achieving our objective of providing an efficient and sustainable transport network that links the country’s emirates, and connects the UAE with the region. This plays a key role in opening up new prospects in the logistics and transport industry, driving social development, and providing promising economic opportunities in the UAE and the region across a range of sectors.”

Tracklaying operations for this package commenced in May 2022.

Etihad Rail will now complete the tracklaying works in the emirate of Fujairah in line with the goals of the National Railways Programme, which aims to connect the United Arab Emirates via rail.

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