Egypt's 2nd line of electric train to have high-speed, normal-speed, freight trains



Sun, 23 Apr 2023 - 11:28 GMT


Sun, 23 Apr 2023 - 11:28 GMT

CAIRO – 23 April 2023: The second line of the electric train will consist of three lines, that are a passenger high-speed line, normal-speed line, and freight line. It will stretch between Giza's 6th of October City and Giza's Abou Simbel on a distance of 1,400 kilometers.


There will be nine stations for the high-speed line serving the capitals of Upper Egyptian governorates, and 27 for the normal-speed line serving also smaller towns. The speed of the trains to be operated on each will be 250 kilometer/hour and 160 kilometer/hour, respectively. As for the freight line, the speed of its trains will be 120 kilometer/hour.


The number of trains to be operated will be 20 on the high-speed line, 48 on the normal-speed line, and 20 on the freight line. The third line will be connected to the second one through Qena as it will reach Hurghada and Safaga cities on the Red Sea.


The stations will be located in Fayoum, Beni Suef, Ayat, Fashan, Adwa, Beni Mazar, Samalout, Menya, Abou Qarqas, Malawi, Deirout, Qouseya, Manfalout, Asyut, Abou Tig, Ghanayem, Tahta, Sohag, Gerga, Abidous, Farshout, Nagaa Hamady, Deshna, Qena, Qous, Luxor, Armant, Sobaeya, Edfu, Kalabsha, Draw, New Aswan, Aswan Airport, Medicom, Toshki, and Abou Simbel.



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