The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and rail operations
Etihad Rail recently signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Renfe, Spain’s national railway operator; High Speed 1, the first high-speed railway in United Kingdom (UK); and GB Railfreight, the British rail freight company.
The MoUs are based on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and operations. This comes as part of Etihad Rail’s efforts for developing railway services as part of the UAE National Railways Programme.
The MoUs were signed during the second day of Middle East Rail 2022, which is hosted by Etihad Rail and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The two-day event was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC).
The MoUs were signed by Shadi Malak, CEO, Etihad Rail, and Juan Matías Archilla, Senior Manager of International Business, Renfe; Dyan Crowther, CEO, High Speed 1, and John Smith, CEO, GB Railfreight, in the presence of officials from both sides.
“Etihad Rail is constantly working to sign agreements and build partnerships to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Rail Network, as part of Etihad Rail’s diligent efforts for bolstering cooperation and exchanging expertise with some of the global leaders in the railway network, to provide the best world-class services,” noted Malak.
The MoUs centre on exchanging knowledge, expertise, and the best practices in the railway sector, rail maintenance, and managing technical development such as the planning, design, development, and commissioning.