Thursday, May 3, 2012

Etihad Rail revealed the final designs of UAE train

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Etihad Rail, master developer and operator of the UAE railway network, unveiled on Wednesday the livery for its locomotives.

"The locomotives will be finished in a durable light grey paint scheme, relieved with broad red bands and the Etihad Rail logo situated near the middle of the body line," Etihad Rail said.

Nasser Al Suwaidi, chairman of Etihad Rail, said "The livery is aligned with Etihad Rail's established brand identity, which incorporates the colours of the UAE flag as a symbol of national pride and unity. The locomotives will be operational end of 2013 in the Western Region."

The company said that delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for late 2012, and will support the inaugural service of transporting granulated sulphur from the Shah and Habshan fields to Ruwais.

Etihad Rail is developing a 266km route in the Western Region that will carry up to 22,000 tonnes of granulated sulphur daily from the Shah and Habshan fieklds for export at the port of Ruwais.

Hammam Shamma, chief economist and analyst at Al Fajr Securities, told the Gulf News that this project will stimulate the UAE economy. This route marks the first phase of the 1,200km mixed-traffic network that will span the Emirates to provide a modern, safe, and efficient method of transport for both freight and passengers.