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Egypt, China discuss implementation of Ain Sokhna-Al Alamein railway line

Tue, Sep. 26, 2017
CAIRO - 26 September 2017: Transport Minister Hisham Arafat on Monday discussed with a delegation from China's AVIC international and China Railway Group Limited (CREC) an offer by the two companies to build Ain Sokhna-Al Alamein railway line.

The two sides reviewed the proposed route of the line, which comprises five main stations; namely Ain Sokhna, administrative capital, 6th of October, Alexandria and Al Alamein, as well as six sub stations.

The minister asked the Chinese delegation to make some adjustments to the proposed project so that the speed would be increased to 250 km/h instead of 160 km/h and an Alexandria/Borg el Arab line would be added to the first phase and transformed into a double electric line.

The line will be for passengers and goods and will be connected in an exchange station in 6th of October with another line to reach Aswan.
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