October 28, 2016 7:18 AM ET

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Company Overview of Etihad Rail PJSC

Company Overview

Etihad Rail PJSC develops, constructs, and operates a freight and passenger railway network. It provides passenger services; freight services; and property development, telecommunications, terminal, and advertising services. Etihad Rail PJSC was formerly known as Union Railway Company and changed its name to Etihad Rail PJSC in March 2011. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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 PJSC

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director of Projects
Executive Director of Business Support
Executive Director of HSE & Quality
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Etihad Rail PJSC Key Developments

Etihad Rail Announces to Cut 30% of its Workforce

Etihad Rail has cut about 30% of its workforce, as Abu Dhabi seeks to trim costs after the slump in the oil.

Etihad Rail Signs Partnership Deal with Ceva Logistics

Etihad Rail has signed a deal with Ceva Logistics. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will provide Ceva Logistics with a more cost-effective and reliable mode of transport to complement its services. The multi-modal connectivity, furthermore, offered by Etihad Rail will eventually lead to a more effective utilization of the company's assets in the UAE.

Etihad Rail Receives Safety Clearance from UAE Federal Transport Authority

Etihad Rail received safety clearance from the UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA) to start commercial operations on the 264 km Habshan-Shah-Mirfa-Ruwais line. The rail line begins at the Shah gas fields in the south of UAE and connects to the gas distribution and processing facilities at the port of Ruwais in the north. The rail line will be initially used to transport freight and later passenger services. The project is split into two sections. The first section received the authorization and operates between Shah gas field and the gas processing and distribution facilities at Habshan in the north. It will be used to transport 10,000t of granulated sulphur per day. The project's second stage will connect the railway to Musaffah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali port and will see the railway extend to the Saudi and Omani borders. The rail route forms part of the wider UAE network, spanning across 1,200km and the future GCC network, said Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the country's national rail network. A joint venture of Etihad Rail and German Rail (DB) is responsible for operating and maintaining the railway.

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