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Siemens Mobility disclosed the full details and final plans of the high-speed electric transport system targeted for implementation and operation in Egypt.

According to the data disclosed by the company, according to its website, the modern railway system will change the daily life of Egyptians.

Siemens Mobility is installing a comprehensive railway system that includes the first high-speed, electrified major railway that will transform transportation in Egypt.

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The initial 660-kilometre line links the Red Sea cities of Ain Sukhna with Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean, and provides an efficient, safe and affordable means of transportation for all Egyptians, as well as transporting goods across the country.


In its disclosure, the company said that the Egyptian government has an ambitious plan to invest heavily in a modern, reliable and sustainable railway network with a length of 1,800 km that will make Egypt a regional leader in the field of transportation and provide an additional boost to the economy.

Connecting people and goods safely across Egypt

To sustain Egypt’s progress, the new, reliable and sustainable railway system will provide efficient and safe transportation for people and goods across the country, and a modern railway network of more than 1,800 km will connect the country’s economic and development hotspots.

Big advantages

New railways provide access to safe, clean and affordable transportation for more than 30 million target passengers annually, save passengers 50% of travel time, and offer an attractive electric transportation system for Greater Cairo.

The new lines reduce carbon emissions in the air by more than 70% compared to car or bus traffic.

With regard to the transportation of goods, it ensured faster delivery of goods thanks to the construction of a railway from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, which directly and positively affects the economy and increases the quality of life for people in Egypt.

Types of target trains

Siemens mobility will deliver its high-speed trains (Velaro), high-capacity regional train groups (Desiro), and freight locomotives (Vectron).

Operation safety

A safe and reliable signaling system based on the latest computer-based interlocking technology and European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2, as well as a power supply system that provides efficient and continuous power, will be installed. Moreover, Siemens will provide and integrate the latest communication, safety and security systems. which will create an enjoyable experience for the passengers.

Advantages of the new line

The 660-kilometre line connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean will create a Suez Canal-type link on the rails. This line will transport up to 30 million people annually and save up to 50 percent of travel time. The electrified line will reduce carbon emissions by 70% compared to the current transportation of cars and buses.

New Jobs

For the first line of the project, the alliance will directly create more than 15,000 jobs, with an additional 3,800 jobs started by Egyptian suppliers and indirectly through the broader Egyptian economy.

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