UAE: Etihad Rail to build freight terminal at Dubai Industrial City
UAE’s Etihad Rail has confirmed plans to open a 5.5 million sq ft terminal in Dubai Industrial City.
In March, Abu Dhabi and Dubai were connected with a direct railway line as part of the UAE National Rail Network.
The new environmentally-friendly terminal builds on Dubai Industrial City’s proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport.
Through integrating Dubai Industrial City into the UAE National Rail Network, more than 780 companies, operating within the industrial hub – which provides direct access to Dubai’s main lines, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road – will be able to benefit from Etihad Rail’s solutions, according to news agency WAM. In addition, more than 280 factories in Dubai Industrial City will also be able to benefit from Etihad Rail’s transport solution.
The passenger trains will connect 11 cities and locations in the country from Al Sila to Fujairah. It will operate at speed of up to 200kph, and will have a capacity to carry 400 passengers per train. The number of passengers served by Etihad Rail is expected to reach over 36.5 million annually across the country by 2030.