Testing of Egypt's high-speed electric train units begins by Siemens in Germany



Wed, 22 May 2024 - 03:27 GMT


Wed, 22 May 2024 - 03:27 GMT

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CAIRO – 22 May 2024: Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir led this week a delegation to Germany to inspect the testing of the units of the high-speed electric train to be delivered to Egypt starting October.




Siemens will supply 41 Velaro passenger trains with a speed of 250 km/h, 94 Desiro passenger trains with a speed of 200 km/h, and 41 Vectron locomotives with a speed of 160 km/h to pull freight trains. It is noted that the freight capacity will reach 10 million tons per annum at the completion of the project.




The construction of some of the first phase's stations, such as those of Ain Sokhna, New Alamain, and Matrouh, is over. Ongoing works there include finishing of the interior, and installation of overhead wires.




The first line extends on 675 kilometers between Ain Sokhna and Matrouh through New Alamain. The second stretches on 1,100 kilometers between 6th of October City and Abou Simbel through Luxor and Aswan. The third lies on 220 kilometers between Qena and Safaga through Hurghada. The fourth runs on 2,250 kilometers between Port Said and Abou Qir.






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