Etihad Rail launches safety campaign in Western Region of Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the U.A.E. s national railway network, has launched a multi-faceted campaign that will educate communities and urge them to follow safety rules along the paths of the railway network.

The safety campaign is a critical component of Etihad Rail s preparations to launch full operations, which will see trains running for the first time in the U.A.E. throughout the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

“The safety of our employees, customers and the community has been our top priority since the inception of this project,” said Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO at Etihad Rail.

Al Mazrouei added, “With safety at the forefront of all that we do, Etihad Rail is set to deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits to the U.A.E.. Working alongside Etihad Rail DB, our operations and maintenance partner for Stage One, this initiative is among many that sees us well positioned for the successful launch of the railway.”

Etihad Rail DB was established as a joint venture between Etihad Rail and DB Schenker Rail, a subsidiary of German-based Deutsche Bahn. The aim of the joint venture is to operate and maintain Stage One of the Etihad Rail network, a 264-kilometre route that will facilitate the transport of granulated sulphur from inland sources to Ruwais. Led by its Chairman, Mattar Al Tayer, Etihad Rail DB will also act as a consultant for the operations of future stages of the Etihad Rail network.