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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The next train leaves for Al Ain.....?

Gulfnews: Emirates Railways gradually moving on the right track:
By Saifur Rahman and Kokila Jacob, Staff Reporters

"Dubai: Emirates Railways, the country's future national rail network, will be part of a GCC-wide rail network currently under study, officials say.

It will be more than 700 km-long and will link Abu Dhabi with Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah in the east with Ruwais and Ghowaifat in the west."

Why oh why didn't they include Al Ain in this? It wouldn't be to difficult to build a track down to here from Dubai and another up to Abu Dhabi linking it all together. You could have high speed trains running on this stretch and it would cut the journey time in half. Also, it would be a feasable commute for those of us Alainites who want to work in Dubai but can't stomach the 3 hour daily commute on the E66.

On top of this it would reduce traffic on the highway, leaving more space for the crawling pick up trucks. Less traffic, less accidents. As for privacy you could have 'women and children only' carriages.

maybe one day...


Blogger Keefieboy said...

And Al Ain is on the road to...?

12/10/2005 05:45:00 pm  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

Oman..for sure. That's an interesting thought.

12/15/2005 09:23:00 pm  

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