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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:00 AM   #21
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There's some info in this article - "Engineering standards are essentially UIC above the axle box and a mix of American and Australian standards below as the new railway is primarily heavy haul. Operating standards will be based on UK practice"

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Old May 24th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #22
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#PROJECT: UAE RAILWAY
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Old May 24th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #23
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By Shehab Al Makahleh, Staff Reporter | Published: 16:44 May 13, 2013

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Rail, the master developer of the 1200- kilometre UAE national railway network connecting the seven emirates with other GCC countries, announced on Monday that it had signed a memo of understanding with Hellmann Logistics. The MoU authorises Hellmann, a Germany-based company, to use the rail network for their needs in the region, Etihad Rail said.
http://gulfnews.com/business/general...mann-1.1182778
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Old May 24th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #24
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Old May 25th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #25
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Please make sure you check in the thread finder before you open a new topic. There is already a UAE railways thread here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1613014

I will merge the threads though for the sake of simplicity.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #26
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With all the money the UAE has I wonder why they didn't go with an electric line.
I don´t know why, but I think oil is rather cheap there.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 07:31 AM   #27
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Hi, may I bump this thread up? the project is pretty in an advanced stage now and I think it will be soon ready to start operations.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #28
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I don´t know why, but I think oil is rather cheap there.
Even if oil is cheap burning oil to power a railroad seems like such backwards and dirty technology.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #29
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Even if oil is cheap burning oil to power a railroad seems like such backwards and dirty technology.
This first stretch is a heavy-haul railway, there's might not be enough energy to power electric railways or simple easier to use diesel. Nowadays new diesel locomotives are quite clean.

I'm guessing that the passenger lines will be electrified.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #30
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Think about freight lines in America or Australia. Same model is to be used there. Guess that overhead powered lines are not suitable for that kind of operation.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:32 PM   #31
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:27 PM   #32
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Think about freight lines in America or Australia. Same model is to be used there. Guess that overhead powered lines are not suitable for that kind of operation.
They are suitable, google about IORE or VL85

It's just cheap oil in the area and relatively expensive electricity.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 08:37 PM   #33
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Exactly.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 07:23 AM   #34
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #35
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Etihad Rail operation and maintenance joint venture formed
25 Mar 2014


The joint venture agreement was signed by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Etihad Rail DB and Vice-Chairman of Etihad Rail, and Dr Alexander Hedderich, CEO of DB Schenker Rail

UAE: National railway project promoter Etihad Rail has signed an operations and maintenance joint venture agreement with DB Schenker Rail.

The Etihad Rail DB joint venture will initially provide operations and maintenance expertise for the 264 km Phase 1 of the network. Test running is now underway and commercial freight operations are expected to begin this year, carrying granulated sulphur from Shah and Habshan to Ruwais for export.

The joint venture will also act as consultant for operations on the future stages of the Etihad Rail network, which could be undertake by a different partner.

'Facilitating knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices, the joint venture is a very positive step forward for Etihad Rail, furthering our commitment to provide the UAE with a world-class, modern, integrated and efficient rail network that will drive economic growth and social development.', said Nasser Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Etihad Rail
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Is that map legit? So in only 4 years the network will be built out?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #37
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Etihad Rail plans to build four stations in Dubai
30 April 2014

Etihad Rail, UAE's national railway network, is planning to build four stations to connect the railway network to the Dubai Metro.

Commenting on the plans, Etihad Rail acting CEO Faris Al Mazrouei was quoted by Emirates 24/7 as saying: "We are studying four stations for the rail network in Dubai.

"We are studying a station in Jebel Ali Port, and another one at Al Maktoum International Airport."

Al Mazrouei also told the news agency that a third station is being reviewed in Dubailand, and a fourth in Meydan.

"We are working very hard with the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to realise such an option. This is currently one of the ideas that we are discussing," Al Mazrouei said.

Etihad Rail is developing a new 1,200km, $11bn rail network in the UAE, which is currently being carried out in three phases. Following completion it will be used for both freight and passenger transport.

The new freight line is under construction and will operate two trains to transport 22,000 metric tonnes of granulated sulphur daily. It could open for service by the end of the year.

The 628km second stage of the project will connect Mussafah Port to Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port, and is expected to be completed by January 2017.

Stage three of the line, the exact route of which is currently under review, will span 279km and will connect the rest of the Northern Emirates. Completion of this is scheduled for December 2018.

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Old May 1st, 2014, 05:10 PM   #38
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go with an electric line.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #39
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Stage 1: is Operational

From Shah and Habshan to Ruwais

Length (km): 264 km

Services between Habshan and Ruwais already operational on a testing basis from September 2013, with Shah - Habshan services to follow before end of 2014







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Testing Process 2014- May

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