Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 10:34 GMT
Electric Train - Pixabay
CAIRO – 2 August 2021: The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels has begun preparing studies for an electric train project planned to link Alexandria and Port Said with lengths of 250 km.
The authority plans to implement the project to transfer passengers, as well as cargo. The project will also be linked to Alexandria, Port Said and Damietta ports, and will be administered by a specialized global company.
The new electric train project links the cities of Damietta, New Damietta, Gamasa, New Mansoura and Baltim throughout its course. The authority plans to choose an alliance of contracting companies and a global company to execute the project.
According to the authority, the Egyptian companies will take care of the civil works, construction and installation of the railway tracks, while the international company will be selected to implement the signaling and communication systems.
The planned design speed of the project is 120 km / h, and the estimated cost of it is up to 6 billion dollars. The authority is currently implementing this project and determining its economic feasibility.
This project will serve the movement of passengers and goods between the coastal cities and the ports it will pass through, said sources, adding that it will have a positive impact on the economic and commercial activity in the cities, industrial areas and ports that it will pass through, as it will serve the movement of exports and imports through the seaports that will connect them such: as Alexandria, east and west Port Said and Damietta.
The Alexandria-Port Said electric train will run parallel to the international coastal road, passing through the cities of Port Said, Damietta, New Damietta, Gamasa, New Mansoura, Baltim, Idku and Abu Qir, passing through ports overlooking the coast, such as: East Al-Tariqa Port, Port Said Port, Damietta Maritime Port, and Abu Qir Port.