Fujairah Will Have The First Passenger Station Of Etihad Rail

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On the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Rail intends to construct its first passenger train station. The station will be established in Fujairah’s Sakamkam neighbourhood, not far from the city centre, the Abu Dhabi Media Office announced last week. The 145-kilometre section of line being built between Sharjah to Fujairah Port and Ras Al Khaimah was reportedly visited by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and Chairman of Etihad Rail.

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Sheikh Theyab viewed significant sites along the project’s course during the tour, which began in Sharjah’s Al Suyoh neighbourhood and finished in Sakamkam. These included a stop at Fujairah to see the Al Bithnah bridge and various tunnels that go through the Hajar Mountains, as well as the rail bridge in the Al Suyoh neighbourhood of Sharjah. Once completed, at its peak, passenger trains could reach speeds of 200 km/h and hold roughly 400 passengers. Eleven cities and regions in the UAE will be connected by the services. The passenger service has no formal start date, but officials have predicted that by 2030, more than 36 million people will utilise it yearly.

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