Regulations governing the construction of railroads in the emirate have been amended, according to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Dubai.
According to the new rules, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority will be in charge of overseeing the construction of any additional trains built in the emirate by third parties.
The authority is assigned in the resolution to be in charge of network planning, development, and design.
According to the statement, the authority is in charge of coordinating with the pertinent authorities in Dubai and the surrounding emirates on the integration of railway and other transport systems.
As well as being able to approve policies, plans, and programmes that have been submitted to it by its Rail Agency and the Safety Regulatory Entity, the authority is also permitted to enter into agreements and contracts pertaining to railways.
The network’s development and design will be handled by the Rail Agency, with the director-general of the authority approving all policies, plans, and projects that are created.
The driverless Dubai Metro and the Dubai Tram are currently the two passenger rail networks run by Dubai.
Etihad Rail, the country’s rail network, is currently being developed by the UAE and will eventually provide passenger services between Al Sila in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, to Fujairah.
Using the network, passengers would be able to travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in approximately 50 minutes and between Abu Dhabi and Fujairah in around 100 minutes. The network will connect 11 cities in the United Arab Emirates.
The start of Etihad Rail’s passenger service has not been set, however the first station for passengers is being constructed in Fujairah.
By 2030, the service is expected to transport more than 36 million people yearly.
The national rail operator has previously said that buses and the metro will be integrated with the railway. It is also expected to have park-and-ride facilities.
The size of the infrastructure supporting the project was recently described in a video that Etihad Rail posted of its network in Dubai.
In the film, there were two bridges: Expo Bridge, which is around 319 metres long, and Al Qudra Bridge, which is more than 611 metres long along the network’s main line.