Etihad Rail, Saudi Railway Co to exchange services and training
ETIHAD RAIL, the UAE's national railway operator, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to exchange services, training and knowledge transfer, reports the American Journal of Transportation
25 March 2021 - 19:00
The agreement focuses on four key areas of cooperation including locomotives and rail car leasing, spare parts purchase, special volunteer groups and shared services initiatives.
Said Etihad Rail CEO Shadi Malak: 'Through this partnership, we look to enable our mutual development, further aligning to the requirements of this ambitious project.'
Said Saudi Railway Company CEO Bashar Al Malik: 'Our agreement comes following the strategic and fraternal relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It further indicates how we seek to provide safe and reliable transport solutions, as well launching shared procurement services.'
The agreement facilitates the leasing of locomotives, the exchange of spare parts, as well as the training of engineers and students in operational processes and the further development of competencies in various technical fields.
Etihad Rail started construction of Stage Two of the UAE's national railway network in early 2020. The historic project extends from Al Ghuwaifat on the borders of Saudi Arabia to the emirate of Fujairah, on the eastern coast.
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