Abu Dhabi Unveils New Railway Services in Latest Announcement

Railway services between Al Dhannah in Al Dhafra and Abu Dhabi city are scheduled to commence, as disclosed on Wednesday.

The strategic partnership between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Etihad Rail, the creator and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, is the driving force behind this ambitious undertaking.

Railway Connection: Etihad Rail and Adnoc Join Forces

Situated approximately 250km west of Abu Dhabi, Al Dhannah boasts a population of 29,000 residents. The town underwent a remarkable transformation starting in the 1970s, when it was earmarked to accommodate the industrial staff population of Adnoc.

Empowering Adnoc Employees with Seamless Travel

Through this groundbreaking partnership, a future where Adnoc employees can effortlessly commute between the capital city and Al Dhannah via train is envisioned. This not only enhances the connectivity of the region but also signifies a step toward sustainable and efficient transportation.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Perspective

Expressing his views on the collaboration, Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the chairman of the Office of Development and Martyrs Families Affairs at the Presidential Court, emphasized that this partnership reflects "the vision of Etihad Rail to provide world-class passenger experiences." It underscores a commitment to elevating the travel experience for the residents of Al Dhannah.

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber’s Commitment to Sustainability

The minister of industry and advanced technology, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, who also serves as Adnoc's group CEO and managing director, emphasized the importance of this collaboration. "This collaboration with Etihad Rail highlights Adnoc's dedication to promoting environmentally friendly transportation options and infrastructure development initiatives in the United Arab Emirates," he said. Adnoc's larger objectives, such as lowering emissions in order to meet their target of Net Zero by 2045, are in line with this collaboration.

Furthermore, the launch of railway services between Al Dhannah and Abu Dhabi City represents a revolutionary move toward improved connectivity, environmentally friendly transportation, and strategic alliances for the benefit of the local populace and enterprises.

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