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    Etihad Rail signs agreements with Alstom, SNCF, Progress Rail and Thales

    2022-09-22T08:51:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has signed memoranda of understanding with SNCF International, Alstom, Progress Rail and Thales at InnoTrans, aiming to support economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the UAE and the region.

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    Locomotives and wagons delivered to Etihad Rail

    2022-08-18T11:15:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has begun taking delivery of 38 locomotives and 842 wagons as part of plans to provide a freight capacity of more than 60 million tonnes per year on the future national railway network. The 38 EMD SD70 diesel-electric locomotives are being supplied by Progress ...

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    Etihad Rail awards track inspection vehicle contract

    2022-07-22T08:45:00Z

    UAE: Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO Rail a contract to supply a ‘comprehensive’ track inspection vehicle and provide data analysis services for 15 years. The vehicle is to be produced by French company Socofer and fitted with an array of measuring and inspection systems. This will ...

  • CAF and Etihad Rail sign passenger train contract
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    Etihad Rail awards UAE passenger train contract

    2022-06-23T10:22:00Z

    UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed a 1·2bn dirham contract for Spanish company CAF to design, supply and maintain fleet of push-pull passenger trainsets designed to European standards and equipped with ‘the latest cutting-edge technologies’ that suit the UAE’s topography and climate. The ...

  • The final section of track for the rail link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been ceremonially installed
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    Ceremony completes Dubai – Abu Dhabi tracklaying

    2022-03-01T16:39:00Z

    UAE: The final section of track for the rail link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai has been ceremonially installed by Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Etihad Rail Sheikh Theyab ...

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    Etihad Rail signs passenger rail financing agreement

    2022-02-24T17:02:00Z

    UAE: A 1·99bn dirham agreement for the financing of future passenger rail services has been signed by Etihad Rail and First Abu Dhabi Bank, which will be the certified lead arranger for the loan. Freight services have been operating on the 264 km first phase of ...

  • A three-stage integrated railway development strategy building on the Etihad Rail network was announced by the government on December 5, during the Expo 2020 world fair.
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    UAE Railways Programme aims to connect the emirates

    2021-12-06T11:54:00Z

    UAE: A three-stage integrated railway development strategy building on the Etihad Rail network was announced by the government on December 5, during the Expo 2020 world fair. The 50bn dirham UAE Railways Programme aims to provide reliable transport connections between the emirates and support the economy, ...

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    Etihad Rail tunnelling completed

    2021-11-22T11:20:00Z

    UAE: All of the tunnels required for Stage 2 of the national rail network have now been holed through, project promoter Etihad Rail announced on November 21.

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    Thales awarded Dubai metro signalling contract

    2021-10-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai metro operating contractor Keolis-MHI JV has appointed Thales to provide corrective maintenance, on-demand enhancements, repairs and spare parts for the signalling and communication systems. Thales’ management system is intended to optimise energy consumption and improve the overall connectivity, efficiency and performance of the metro ...

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    Keolis-MHI takes over Dubai metro and tram operations

    2021-09-08T15:16:00Z

    UAE: ‘This is an exciting day for us’, Keolis Group’s International CEO Bernard Tabary told Metro Report International when a Keolis-MHI joint venture took over the operation and maintenance of Dubai’s driverless metro and tram networks on September 8.

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    Etihad Rail tracklaying heads for Dubai

    2021-07-01T14:26:00Z

    UAE: With work progressing on Stage 2 of the planned 1 200 km national rail network, project promoter Etihad Rail has completed the first section of trackwork for its new line connecting the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Tracklaying on the ...

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    Dubai Red Line metro reaches Expo 2020

    2021-06-08T09:13:00Z

    UAE: The 9 km extension of Dubai’s automated metro network from Al Furjan to the Expo 2020 fairground was opened for revenue service on June 1, in preparation for the delayed start of the world fair being hosted by the emirate. The ...

  • An agreement for the transport of construction materials from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi was signed by Etihad Rail and quarrying company Stevin Rock on April 1.
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    Etihad Rail to operate 500 trains per year for quarry company

    2021-04-01T13:59:00Z

    UAE: An agreement for the transport of construction materials from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi was signed by Etihad Rail and quarrying company Stevin Rock on April 1. Etihad Rail said the agreement was of ‘considerable significance’ as it is the first in a series ...

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    Dubai RTA picks Keolis-led joint venture to operate metro and tram networks

    2021-03-22T15:41:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has selected a Keolis-led consortium to operate and maintain its metro and light rail networks for nine years with options for up to a further six.

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    Etihad Rail and Saudi Railway Co sign co-operation agreement

    2021-03-17T16:17:00Z

    ASIA: UAE’s Etihad Rail and Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Railway Co have signed an agreement establishing a framework for the exchange of services, training and knowledge. The two railways will initially focus on locomotive and wagon leasing arrangements, the purchase of spare parts, special volunteer groups and ...

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    Persian wonder geckos relocated from Etihad Rail route

    2021-03-11T09:00:00Z

    UAE: More than 300 animals including Middle Eastern short-fingered and Baluch rock geckos, saw-faced vipers, Cheeseman’s gerbils, scorpions and the rare Persian wonder gecko have been relocated away from the future rail alignment in the Misanad Protected Area by national railway developer Etihad Rail and the Sharjah Environment & Protected ...

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    Dubai’s smarter tram stop saves energy

    2021-02-22T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has undertaken a green buildings initiative to reduce power consumption at tram stops An evaporation system which uses cooling pads to reduce the temperature of the air entering Marina Towers stop and the tram depot by 8 to ...

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    Dubai RTA launches metro engineering information platform

    2021-02-18T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads Transport Authority has launched an electronic platform for railway engineering information, containing about 800 000 documents relating to assets on the metro’s Red and Green lines as well as data about the authority, consultants, project contractors, rail operators and other bodies. ...

  • Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais.
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    Etihad Rail Stage Two tracklaying underway

    2021-01-08T06:00:00Z

    UAE: Tracklaying on the Package A section of Stage Two of the national railway network has been ceremonially launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, during a visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Ruwais. The 1·5bn dirham Package A ...

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    Virtual reality based training for tram drivers

    2020-08-06T05:00:00Z

    UAE: Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority and metro and tram operator Serco are using virtual reality during the training of tram drivers. ‘Introducing cutting-edge technologies avails trainee drivers of interactive experiences and opportunities’, said Hassan Mohammad Al Mutawa, Director of Operations at RTA’s Rail Agency. ‘They will ...