You can now travel Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes
The first images of the project released by Etihad Rail shows UAE’s hi-tech passenger trains. It shows swanky coaches with stylish interiors and comfortable seats.
The Etihad Rail Service programme is part of the UAE Railways Programme. It flaunts an acrodynamic design which is a key feature of the high-speed train.
The train will hit a speed of 200 km/hr.
The coaches, in silver and grey colours, show different types of seating similar to the flight classes. The seats are arranged in 2+2 format across the coaches.
Some seating arrangements feature a seat-back tray for eating and reading. There is dedicated space for wheelchairs, catering services with modular style pantry units and microwave ovens.
Other facilities like Wi-Fi and charging points are expected inside the coaches.
Most of the world-class facilities of a short-distance train can be seen in the first images revealed by Etihad Rail.
Passengers can travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 50 minutes. From Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 100 minutes. By 2030 the number of passengers is expected to reach more than 36.5 million annually.
The images show train passing through desert and city areas. The city’s skyline can be seen through the windows of the train, which indicates the tracks could be running parallel to major highways.