Suhar-Abu Dhabi railway — Connecting the wider GCC

  • Date: 21-Apr-2024
  • Source: Oman Observer
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:Oman
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Suhar-Abu Dhabi railway — Connecting the wider GCC



Muscat: The eagerly awaited and prestigious Suhar-Abu Dhabi international railway line will enter the implementation stage this year, which was revealed recently by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MoTCIT) media briefing.According to the agreement between Oman Rail and Etihad Rail, a joint venture, Oman and Etihad Rail Company (OERC), will lay the groundwork for the project, including its financial mechanisms, design, development and operations.The 303-km railway will link Suhar to Abu Dhabi with passenger trains designed to reduce travel time to 1 hour 40 minutes. Travel time between Suhar and Al Ain will be reduced to 47 minutes, travelling at a maximum speed of 200 km/h.The freight trains will run up to 120 km/h.OERC and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) have signed a cooperation agreement for the project, which will have a total investment value of $3 billion.The cooperation agreement includes the formation of working groups and a joint committee to benefit from common capabilities and knowledge, and joint work to develop an economic and financial feasibility study.

Suhar-Abu Dhabi railway — Connecting the wider GCC

The trains will have a capacity to ferry 12,000 passengers per day and 250,000 containers at the start of the line's operation.OERC also