ETIHAD Rail has published the first three tender invitations for the second phase, which plans to increase the United Arab Emirates Railway network to 1200 km.
Three tenders were opened for the design and construction works of the 137km line from Gweifat near the Saudi border to the city of Ruwais and for the 90km section from the Al Ain Liwa Junction (Tariff) on the Oman border. According to the statement made by Etihad Rail, the projects will start within a few months.
When these two parts are completed, the UAE part of the Gulf Countries Railway Project will be completed. The first part of the line is planned to be put into service next year.
Source : Raillynews