A video became a meme on social media, showing a young man lied beneath a moving train and then was celebrating this “adventure” with his friends.
The minister was in a visit to Khartoum to hold talks with the Sudanese side upon the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Egypt seeks to develop its railway system but installing a high level electrical system on its three main lines.
The Egyptian Railway Authority received Tuesday the last batch of the U.S. train engines.
Egypt’s National Tunnels Authority readies to launch a global tender for the implementation of the first metro project in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
The former project aims to modernize railway signalling and and renew railway tracks along Cairo-Beni Suef rail line.
A total of 13 new Russian vehicles with dynamic ventilation will arrive at Alexandria Port, as part of the contract with the Russian Company Transmas Holding.
Alexandria Port will receive the first batch of new train vehicles from Hungary Tuesday after receiving some of them from Russia.
Violators would be sentenced to 1-2 years in prison, and a fine worth LE2,000-10,000 or either of penalties.
There is a target to raise the size of cargo transported through the railway network from 3.1 million tons in 2019 to 25 million tons in 2025.
The line can be lengthened to Libya's Benghazi through Egypt's Saloum town.
The total cost is LE360 billion.
The ministry signed with the American firm a deal worth $602.05 million.
Minister of Transport Kamel el Wazir announced on Friday that 22 new train coaches arrived at Alexandria Port.
That is to inhibit passengers from boarding without purchasing tickets.
The railway dubbed LRT extends over 90 kilometers and encompasses 16 stations.
The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) indicated in a statement Tuesday that the signaling systems all over Egypt are being modernized.
The batches are part of a contract with the Russian Transmach Holding Company.
A new batch carrying 22 Russian train vehicles has arrived Tuesday at Alexandria Port, as part of a 1,300 vehicle-deal; the largest deal in Egypt's historic railway system.
The railway extends with a length of about 900 km in both countries.