First line of Speed electric train
CAIRO - 21 October 2022: The Egyptian Ministry of Transport is moving at a fast pace to complete the project of the first line of the fast electric train.
The images presented in this report show what has been accomplished at the central station (Capital Station) of the fast electric train network, which is an interchange station with the light rail and is considered a center for the various means of transportation coming to the Administrative Capital.
This station serves mainly the New Administrative Capital and the Sports City as well as all new cities East Cairo, by exchanging it with the LRT light electric train.
The pictures show the approaching delivery of the train track to the foreign company for installing rails, signals and the electricity network. The project is being implemented in partnership between Egyptian and foreign companies under the supervision of the National Authority for Tunnels and the General Authority for Roads and Bridges, both of the Ministry of Transport.
It is one of the largest stations in the east, with an area of more than 1,100,000 square meters in both parking and commercial areas. The length of the first line of the electric express train (Ain Sokhna - El Alamein - Matrouh - Fayoum) is 660 km, and includes 22 stations, and the design speed of the train is 250 km/hour, and it will transport one million passengers/day and 8500 tons of goods/day.
It will contribute to linking the new administrative capital and the new cities with the railway network to transport passengers and goods through a fast, modern and safe means of transportation, as it will start from Ain Sukhna on the Red Sea coast to the city of El Alamein New Administrative Capital, 6th of October City and Borg El Arab City.
The fast electric train system will cover all parts of the Republic, and will contribute to reducing and shortening the travel time between governorates to more than half the time that the citizen currently takes, and it also serves the transport of goods between ports and governorates and shortens the time period for transporting these goods.