Preparing half of the railway track in Package A
11 flyover bridges for "Etihad Train" traffic on the streets of Dubai
Etihad Rail is continuing the construction work of the second phase packages of the project.
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Etihad Rail has reported that nearly 1.9 million cubic meters of earthworks have been completed for Package C of the Etihad Train, which connects Saih Shuaib, Dubai and Sharjah, with a length of 94 km, noting that this package witnesses the construction of 11 flyovers for the train to pass through the streets And Dubai roads, in addition to two road bridges.
While the company announced the completion of more than half of the construction works related to preparing the soil in the path of Package A, which connects Al Ghuwaifat to Al Ruwais City in Abu Dhabi, where 65% of the sand and rocky hills are cut, and 55% of the sandy depressions are filled to level the path Railroad.
In detail, Etihad Trains Company continues the construction work for packages of the second phase of the Etihad Train project, which began at the beginning of this year, to link the emirates of the country to each other, through the national railway network, in addition to linking with Saudi Arabia through Al Ghuwaifat, at a cost of 18 billion dirhams, and for a distance that extends To 605 kilometers.
The company posted, on its official pages on social media, three video reports on the developments of the excavation and construction work for the mega project, during which the Deputy Director of the A Package Project, Engineer Saqaf Al-Attas, confirmed that more than half of the construction work on preparing the soil in the path The bundle that connects Al Ghuwaifat to Ruwais City in Abu Dhabi, and extends to 139 km, indicating that 65% of the sand and rocky hills are cut, and 55% of the sandy depressions are filled to level the railway path.
Al-Attas said: “The most important characteristic of Package A from this stage is the rail link between several vital cities, as well as the connection with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf railway networks,” noting that this package witnesses the use of 700 thousand square meters of gravel, and 500 A thousand concrete girder, in the construction of railway lines.
The Deputy Director of Package B project, Azza Al-Suwaidi, stated that 13 bridges out of 61 bridges are currently being implemented, which are planned to be implemented within this package, and it extends from Tarif to Saih Shuaib in Abu Dhabi, with a distance of 216 km, and includes the connection between Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, in addition to building and equipping the second concrete beams factory, with the aim of manufacturing 1.5 million concrete beams for the second phase of the railways.
In turn, the Deputy Director of Package (C) Project, Eng. Kholoud Al Mazrouei, confirmed that approximately 1.9 million cubic meters of earthworks have been completed for Package (C), which links Saih Shuaib, Dubai and Sharjah, with a length of 94 km, indicating that the Etihad train route will intersect. During this package, with a number of main roads in Dubai, the most important of which are: "Lahbab, Al Qudra, Dubai - Al Ain streets."
Al Mazrouei said: “As for the secondary route of the Etihad train, which will pass from Dubai to Jebel Ali Port, it intersects with flyovers with the three main roads in the country, namely: Emirates Road, Mohammed bin Zayed and Sheikh Zayed,” noting that this package is witnessing the establishment of Overhead bridges in the streets and roads of the Emirate of Dubai, up to 13 bridges, including 11 bridges for the passage of the train, and two bridges for roads.
According to the company, Package D of the second phase of the project, which extends over a distance of 145 km, from the port of Fujairah to Dubai and Sharjah, includes the construction of 15 tunnels and 35 bridges specifically designed for heavy cargo loads, noting that this package is distinguished by the fact that it establishes the passage of the train through the Emirate of Fujairah. The diverse geographical nature between stony mountains and deep valleys to plains and desert areas.
She emphasized that this diversity required careful planning, cooperation and coordination with the competent authorities and bodies, in order to build a train path between mountains and valleys, in a way that ensures that wild and plant life is not affected by the construction of the railway.
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the national railway network in the UAE, announced that the first batch of countrymen in the railways diploma program has graduated from the Abu Dhabi Institute for Vocational Education and Training, and that they have joined the Etihad Rail Company (DB), which is responsible for operating and maintaining the stage. The first of the national railway network.
According to the company, the first batch included 10 citizen students who joined work, after completing the Railways Diploma Program for the first time in the country, which was launched in 2017, under a partnership between Etihad Rail and the Abu Dhabi Institute for Vocational Education and Training.
The first batch will assume a number of technical positions: train captain, train traffic controller, locomotive and railway maintenance technician, and railway systems technician.
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