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United Arab Emirates Sees First Trial Run of Freight Train

Freight trains ran for the first time in the UAE on September 22, according to John Lesniewski, Etihad Rail's commercial director.

"We now have, in the UAE, locomotives, on tracks, on the ground. And our team of consultants, planners, engineers, construction specialists, procurement specialists has accomplished all of this in little over 18 months. That is a miracle," said Lesniewski.

Etihad Rail, the state-backed firm building a $10bn railway network in the UAE, had announced previously that it expects to start operations by the end of the year.

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"We now have, in the UAE, locomotives, on tracks, on the ground. And our team of consultants, planners, engineers, construction specialists, procurement specialists has accomplished all of this in little over 18 months. That is a miracle," said Lesniewski.

Etihad Rail, the state-backed firm building a $10bn railway network in the UAE, had announced previously that it expects to start operations by the end of the year.

Read Full Article