September 23, 2014 5:48 AM ET

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Company Overview of Etihad Rail Company

Company Overview

Etihad Rail Company develops, constructs, and a operates freight and passenger railway network in the United Arab Emirates. The company offers passenger and freight services; and other services, such as property development, terminal, and advertising services. Its rail network links the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The company serves various industries ranging from petrochemicals and agriculture to aggregates and waste. Etihad Rail Company was formerly known as Union Railway Company and changed its name to Etihad Rail Company in March 2011. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Abu Dhabi, United Ara...

Capital Gate

6th Floor

Khaleej Al Arabi Street (30)

P.O. Box 989

Abu Dhabi,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 2009


971 2 499 9999


971 2 499 9998

Key Executives for Etihad Rail Company

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director of Projects
Executive Director of Business Support
Executive Director of HSE & Quality
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Etihad Rail Company Key Developments

Agility Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Etihad Rail

Agility has signed a memorandum of understanding, or MoU, with Etihad Rail on an agreement that will enable Agility to use Etihad Rail's services for distribution in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC. Under the MOU, Etihad Rail and Agility will establish long-term, mutually beneficial cooperation with the aim of developing and enhancing the logistics and transportation network between the UAE and GCC. The enhanced connectivity that Etihad Rail will deliver will effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets. The company confident its cooperation with Etihad Rail will enhance service to customers by providing them with an additional mode of transport that is faster, safer, more reliable and sustainable, and enable them to reach remote areas in the western region.

Etihad Rail Signs on Memorandum of Understanding with National Air Cargo

Etihad Rail announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with National Air Cargo. The MOU will allow for the diversification of the range of business solutions available to National Air Cargo's clients, with freight-forwarding capabilities to now include a mix of sea, air and rail transport. Upon completion, the Etihad Rail network, which will cater to both freight and passengers, will span approximately 1,200 kilometers across the Emirates. It will connect urban and peripheral communities, facilitate trade, open up communication channels and foster economic development across all Emirates in the UAE. The network will also form a vital part of the GCC railway network, linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and Oman via Al Ain in the east.

Etihad Rail Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Industrial City for the Development of a Rail Terminal Within the City

Etihad Rail announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Industrial City for the development of a rail terminal within the City. The MoU specifies the logistics pertaining to the location of the terminal, which will be an important part of Stage Two of the rail network. The agreement will see Dubai Industrial City becoming one of Etihad Rail's main public freight terminals in the Dubai emirate, and paves the way for the destination to become the centre of non-bonded transport (non-free zone areas) in the Emirate. The terminal is to be located within Dubai Industrial City - which, at 55 square kilometres, is the second large industrial real estate project in Dubai - and will incorporate extensive container, automotive and bulk-handling facilities. The destination boasts close proximity to the UAE's top hubs for transport, situated 25 km away from Jebel Ali Port, 50 km away from Khalifa Port, and 5 km away from Al Maktoum International Airport between roads E311 and E611. The agreement comes at a time of rapid progress as Etihad Rail prepares to launch rail service on the Habshan-Ruwais route as part of Stage One later this year. Meanwhile, construction contracts for Stage Two, which will connect the railway to Mussafah, the Gulf ports of Khalifa and Jebel Ali, and the Saudi and Omani borders, will be awarded by year-end. Finally, preliminary engineering for Stage Three, which will connect the rest of the Northern Emirates, is well underway. Upon completion, the Etihad Rail network, which will cater to both freight and passengers, will span approximately 1,200 kilometres across the Emirates.

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