Electric Train

et guide: Review of Egypt's new electric trains projects

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 - 11:45 GMT

Egypt has embarked on multiple transportation projects, which has expanded its transport networks to serve the public.

President Sisi takes light electric train to Badr station

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 - 09:13 GMT

Sisi was accompanied by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir and a number of statesmen.

Transport min. inspects high-speed electric train track in Qena

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 - 02:25 GMT

Passenger stations will be established in densely populated areas to serve the residents of Upper Egypt, the minister said.

First phase of El-Salam – 10th of Ramadan electric train to operate within days

Mon, 14 Mar 2022 - 02:24 GMT

The National Authority for Tunnels confirmed that it plans to start operating the first phase of the El Salam the administrative capital - the 10th of Ramadan electric train project within days.

Egypt's 1st LRT to be inaugurated in a few weeks: official

Sun, 06 Mar 2022 - 12:00 GMT

Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels Essam Wali indicated more details on its operation and ticket pricing.

Memory of the day: American inventor Granville Woods receives a patent for the electric train in 1891

Wed, 10 Nov 2021 - 12:03 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on November 10.

Egypt's Cabinet approves contract with Siemens-led consortium to implement electric train

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 03:52 GMT

The consortium includes (German Siemens, Orascom Construction, and Arab Contractors). The project is about 660 km long, and the contract includes maintenance operations for a period of 15 years.

First, second phases of high-speed electric train to be inaugurated in October

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 01:50 GMT

The first and second phases of the high-speed electric train during the anniversary of October war victory, while the experimental operation will begin in August.

Transport minister follows up on construction works of electric train project

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 02:43 GMT

Minister of Transport Kamel el Wazir inspected Saturday the construction of the electric train, linking Cairo’s Helwan district and the Red Sea’s city of Ain el Sokhna, passing through the New Administrative Capital.

How will express trains transform Egypt’s transport map?

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 02:03 GMT

Thirteen hours is the minimum duration of a trip from Cairo to Aswan, where passengers arrive exhausted if the long distance and ride.

First of 22 Chinese trains arrives in August to serve in electric railway network from Al-Salam to Administrative Capital

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 01:45 GMT

The first of 22 trains that will work in the electric railway network from al-Salam City to the Administrative Capital and 10 Ramadan City will arrive in August.

LE 360B for a train in Egypt. Is it worth it?

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 10:47 GMT

In two years, Egypt will have an express electric train connecting new urban communities and the Red Sea to the Mediterranean for the first time at a L.E. 360 billion cost. Such a high figure has drawn an expected controversy.

Electric train connecting Egypt's New Administrative Capital with Salam City to enter service October 2021

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 11:08 GMT

The pilot operation of the line extending over 90 kilometers will begin in August 2021.

$1.2B deal signed to fund New Administrative Capital train

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 02:18 GMT

Exim Bank of China will provide Egypt with a soft loan worth $1.2 billion to finance all costs of the construction of the electric train.

Electric train to enter service in two years: Transport Min

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 - 08:58 GMT

Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat said that electric trains will enter service in two years after completing the implementation of the facilities.

Electric train project to save Egypt LE 2.3B annually

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - 04:06 GMT

The project will be implemented in 24 months instead of 30 months and is scheduled to be operating by 2020.

Egypt, China to establish electric train project worth $1.2B

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 - 10:05 GMT

The electric train project reaching to the New Administrative Capital will be established with the cooperation of a Chinese firm at a total value of $1.2 billion.