Abu Dhabi Unveils New Railway Services Across the UAE

A major development, as announced on Wednesday, is the planned introduction of a new railway service that will link Al Dhannah in Al Dhafra with Abu Dhabi City.

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Etihad Rail and Adnoc sign a historic agreement.

The agreement, a landmark collaboration between Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), paves the way for enhanced connectivity and accessibility.

A Brief Overview on Transforming Al Dhannah:

Al Dhannah, located approximately 250 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, has undergone a transformation. It began to change from a sleepy desert town in the 1970s when Adnoc determined it would be an ideal location to house its industrial staff. Al Dhannah is ready for the next stage of its development now that railway services have been established.

Future Travel for Adnoc Employees

One of the key outcomes of this collaboration is the ease with which Adnoc employees can travel between the capital city and Al Dhannah via a convenient and efficient train service. This initiative is consistent with Etihad Rail's broader vision of providing world-class passenger experiences, as emphasized by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Presidential Court's Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs.

Vision for World-Class Passenger Experiences

Commenting on the partnership, Sheikh Theyab highlighted how this collaboration showcases Etihad Rail's vision for delivering world-class passenger experiences. The integration of Al Dhannah into the rail network not only enhances connectivity but also represents a commitment to sustainable transportation solutions.

Adnoc's Commitment to Sustainability

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, serving as the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and holding the positions of Managing Director and Group CEO at Adnoc, highlighted the significance of the partnership in backing sustainable transportation solutions and advancing infrastructure development in the UAE. This cooperative effort reflects Adnoc's dedication to seizing opportunities that contribute to emission reduction, aligning with the ambitious Net Zero by 2045 objective.

Moreover, the agreement between Etihad Rail and Adnoc marks a crucial step towards enhancing transportation infrastructure, fostering connectivity, and promoting sustainable practices in the UAE. The introduction of railway services between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah signifies progress towards a more integrated and sustainable future.

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