Egypt’s new high-speed train will connect Red Sea and Mediterranean

Posted by Anita Froneman on 27 January 2021

Egypt will have a new high-speed built train to connect 15 destinations spanning roughly 1000 km.

One of the railway stations will be at a new, unnamed ‘administrative capital’, a site of government buildings relocated from Cairo.

A depiction of what the train could look like.

The train will be designed, built and installed by German company Siemens within the next two years.

‘We are delighted that the Ministry of Transport is seeking to put their trust in us to deliver this important project,’ said Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility.

‘Our digital leadership and comprehensive turnkey services will bring an integrated and state of the art high-speed rail system, that will provide a technology boost for the country and create local jobs. The system will significantly enhance passenger experience and reduce travel time for millions of Egyptian people.’

The first 460 km to be built will connect the cities of El-Alamein on the Mediterranean Sea to Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea.

Also read:

China unveils futuristic high-speed train prototype

Picture: Siemens 

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