Etihad Rail completes Phase 1 trial period


By Hadi Khatib

Etihad Rail has completed the construction and trial period of Phase I of its national rail programme, daily al Bayan reported.

Stretching over 264km, the Phase I line links Shah and Habshan sulphur production fields to the Rouwass port in the southern province.

Etihad Rail said the line was completed on schedule, paving the way for the $10.8bn (AED40bn) 1200km project to push ahead in the UAE.

Earlier in April, Etihad Rail announced that it had transported more than 5.24million tonnes of sulphur grains within an 18 month period – during which the line was being tested. More info