The system is also envisaged to be used for the transport of cargo, providing what logistics experts have said will be air freight transit times at the cost of conventional rail.
The project will be built in phases to link the principal centres of population and industry of the UAE, and will form a vital part of the planned GCC railway network.
DP World and Virgin Hyperloop have announced the re-branding of the system’s cargo operations as DP World Cargo Speed, but there’s more to the development than that.
According to Branson, Virgin Hyperloop is “way ahead of anybody else” in the Hyperloop race.
Egis will assist Etihad Rail with the development of stages 2 and 3, which are now scheduled for completion by 2024.
The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization.
The MoU, when fully executed, will allow for the creation of a new HyperloopTT centre including; a full scale commercial Hyperloop system, an Hyperloop R&D Advanced Mobility Centre, a Demonstration & Visitor centre, and an Innovation Hub.
The agreement between the Federal Transport Authority and the UK Ministry of Transport will provide the FTA will access to British know-how in safety standards and accident investigations.
Federal Authority for Land and Marine Transport chief reveals date for major rail connection project
The UAE has announced plans to begin the second phase of the US $25bn Etihad rail scheme, which has been stalled since January 2016.
Designs unveiled for transport system which could cut travel times between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes.
Rail contracts worth US $16 billion are expected to be awarded in 2018 in the MENA region, according to MEED Rail Report 2018 ahead of the Middle East Rail exhibition.
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