UAE’s ports get rail links

Dubai: Abu Dhabi’s ports are being connected to the existing rail network with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Government funding the second stage of Dubai’s national railway network being built by Etihad Rail.

Stage two encompasses more than 600km of rail connecting the existing network in Shah and Habshan to Mussafah, Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali in Dubai and to the Saudi and Omani borders.

The Etihad Rail network, with an estimated total cost of around $10.8bn, is part of the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network, connecting the six GCC states of Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Oman due for completion in four years.  [02/10/14]

 
 
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