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UAE-Oman Travel Time To Become 47 Minutes After New Railway

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 December 2022
UAE-Oman Travel Time To Become 47 Minutes After New Railway

The UAE and Oman are to be linked by a rail network that carries freight and passengers in a landmark deal, the Oman News Agency (ONA) said. Freight trains will run at up to 120kph.

Oman Rail and Etihad Rail will establish a joint company to introduce and operate the railway network. UAE and Oman to be linked by high-speed passenger rail service.

Passenger trains will reach 200 kph, running between Sohar and Abu Dhabi in 100 minutes, and between Sohar and Al Ain in 47 minutes.

Freight trains, which run up to 120 kph, will have an annual capacity of 22.5 million tonnes of bulk cargo and 282,000 containers.

The company will receive investments amounting to about 1.16 billion Omani rials ($3bn). Wam confirmed a deal had been signed.

The Etihad Rail line will span approximately 1,200km. It will link 11 cities and areas across the UAE, from the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah in the north.

Last week, Etihad Rail signed four preliminary agreements with international companies for rail operations, maintenance and passenger stations.

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