Etihad Rail begins construction of $4.9bn, 605km long second phase of rail network
Regardless of severe budget spending cuts and austerity policy, the UAE remains devoted to one of its key infrastructure projects Etihad Rail, which brings hope to steel suppliers.
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s integrated railway network, began construction of the second phase of the rail network running 605 km long in January 2020.
The contracts worth $4.9 billion. Etihad Rail’s key project will affect many sectors, and further stages to complete the network.
Etihad Rail has constructed its centre in Al Fayah, which is managed by a partnership led by the French company, Vinci Construction.
This project is part of its future goal to create a railway network that supports the long-term growth of the nation’s economy.
The company is also building stations in different areas, to handle the loading and unloading of trains, as well as for container storage and maintenance.
The stations will provide customers with numerous advantages, such as enabling them to board available trains.