Abu Dhabi and Dubai Now Linked by Railway

  • Publish date: Thursday، 03 March 2022
Abu Dhabi and Dubai Now Linked by Rail Way

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are now linked by a direct railway line which will see residents travel between the two Emirates in under 50 minutes.

The train will be fully operational in the next few years, as part of the National Rail Network Etihad rail.

The railway took 47 million working hours and 27 months to build and is 256km-long track includes 29 bridges, 60 crossings and 137 drainage channels.

The total excavation and backfill work amounted 46 million cubic metres. Over 13,300 workers took part in the construction process.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, posted a video and photos of the historic moment, tweeting that he witnessed it with Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail.

The two leaders installed the final piece on the railway track.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed tweeted: “The completion of this link between Abu Dhabi and Dubai is a great achievement for Etihad Railways … The economic and developmental benefits will extend for many years and the competitiveness of the UAE will rise. Most importantly, the spirit of the union will take root among all regions of the country with this great national project.”

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