Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, has approved the award of the systems and integration contract for Stage Two of the UAE’s national railway network at a total cost of AED 1.6 billion during a Board meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Etihad Rail.

His Highness and Akihiko Nakajima, the Japanese Ambassador to the UAE, attended the contract signing to award the systems and integration works to Hitachi Rai