UAE Begins Mega Rail Project

12 May 2010 (Last Updated May 12th, 2010 18:30)

Work has begun on the first phase of a AED40bn ($11bn) national railway project in the United Arab Emirates. The 1,500km Union Railway is scheduled for completion in seven to eight years, according to gulfnews.com. The project will include passenger trains capable of operating at

Work has begun on the first phase of a AED40bn ($11bn) national railway project in the United Arab Emirates.

The 1,500km Union Railway is scheduled for completion in seven to eight years, according to gulfnews.com.

The project will include passenger trains capable of operating at speeds of up to 200kp/h, around 30 bridges and camel and wadi crossings.