Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network, has signed MoUs with global transport giants – SNCF International, France’s national railway company; Alstom, a global leader in green and smart mobility sector; Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company and one of the world’s largest integrated suppliers of railroad and transit products worldwide; and Thales, a leading provider of advanced technologies for defence, aeronautics, space and transport sectors, and digital identity and security domains with innovative solutions, services and products.

All these agreements were signed at a key ceremony held on the sidelines of InnoTrans 2022, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, being held in Berlin, Germany, said a statement from Etihad Rail. 

It is mainly aimed at supporting the UAE’s economic development by driving the growth of the rail industry in the region, and cover key areas which include rail operations and maintenance, service facilities, passenger stations, and cargo transportation, while ensuring the integration of the latest technologies, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and investing in research and development.

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