The Cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) issued Sunday a report on what has been accomplished of the plan set to develop railways in Egypt.
The directives took place Thursday in a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir.
A report by the Ministry of Transport released Sunday highlighted that Bashtil Train Station to be inaugurated in a few weeks had a daily capacity of 250,000 passengers.
The Egyptian Company for Self-Maintenance for Roads and Airports made the announcement Wednesday in a meeting with Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir.
To stop import in the future, Egypt is currently establishing seven factories operating in the locomotive industry in partnership with the private sector.
Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir stated in a phone-in Sunday that the "Egyptian Railway Station" located in Giza's Bashtil will be inaugurated in a month and a half.
The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) announced that the fifth Talgo train no. 2027 had entered service Thursday, starting its first trip at 19:00 from Cairo to Alexandria and arriving at 21:30.
That is in addition to carrying out maintenance and supplying parts for 15 years.
It has two trains, "express train - regional train"
The Egyptian Ministry of Transport is currently implementing the New Administrative station within the stations of the first line of the express electric train, and it is one of the important stations that serve large sectors of cities.
It will stretch between Giza's 6th of October City and Giza's Abou Simbel on a distance of 1,400 kilometers.
The meeting also tackled the progress rate of the monorail.
Egypt purchased from Talgo six trains in a deal worth €157 million.
Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir attended Wednesday the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) and Talgo for the company to build a factory in Egypt for the production of railcars.
Wazir pointed out that the decision would help the ministry pay the installments of the deals signed with international companies.
That is one day after the first officially entered service and that also operates between the same two cities.
The first trips of the luxury Talgo trains will start from Egypt station in Ramses to the stations of Sidi Gaber and Misr in Alexandria.
The train will take off at 2:00 PM from Ramses Railway station in downtown Cairo for Alexandria’s Sidi Gaber station.
The Ministry of Transport announced Wednesday the resumption of the supply of Hungarian railcars after months of suspension because global crises.
Member of the Housing, Municipal Management, and Transport Committee at the Senate Hani al-Assal demanded expanding reliance on freight trains and inland transportation to reduce traffic accidents.