Sixth Largest High-Speed Rail in the World to Be Built in Egypt
Siemens Mobility recently announced Egypt's first high-speed rail network, with three lines spanning over 600 kilometres, and connecting Ain Sokhna to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh.
It’s official, transportation giant Siemens Mobility recently announced Egypt's first high-speed rail network after signing a EUR 8 billion deal, and word on the block is that it’s going to span over 660 kilometres, making it the sixth largest high-speed railway in the world.
After getting approved by President El-Sisi, the railway network aims to eventually connect 60 cities across the country from Ain Sokhna to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, with trains fashioned to travel at speeds of up to 230 km/h.
Consisting of three lines, the high-speed rail network is designed to enable around 500 million journeys every year, and in due course will permit over 90% of Egyptians access to speedy nationwide commutes.
Much like any tech-heavy infrastructure, the railway will demand a web of safety measures and Siemens has already planned to install a safe and reliable signalling system based on the European Train Control System (ETCS) in addition to a consistent and reliable heavy-duty power supply.