Have you ever come across a situation where you didn’t have a car, or wanted to take the bus but couldn’t because your destination resides off the bus routes?

Yes, it can be tricky to travel between the Emirates sometimes, but look no further as Etihad Rail has unveiled plans for a train track that will connect major ports across the emirates.

Etihad Rail, the developer, and operator of the UAE’s national railway network are in the process of completing a 1,200km rail route. Once complete, the route will act as a transport corridor across all the Emirates, according to a statement.

As of now, the network is used for freight services, but plans are being drawn out to turn it into a passenger route.

Phase one of the project became operational in 2016 connects Al Dhafra to Abu Dhabi

The second phase of the project will extend over an impressive 605 kilometers. When complete, the total line will run across 1200km, with ports in Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.