Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, said that the German company Siemens will start concurrently with the civil and industrial works to implement the electric express train in Ain Sokhna / New Alamein / New Administrative Capital in the implementation of the works of signals, communications, control and electrical systems in addition to the manufacture and supply of 35 express and regional passenger trains and 10 tractors to transport the goods.
The minister added during his inspection of the project Sabah that the network lines of the express electric train project will have a total length of 1795 km, explaining that the work of soil research, surveying and path planning has been completed, and work is underway in the implementation of earth and bridges and industrial works for the path, stations and fences by major Egyptian companies specialized in these fields In addition to industrial works on roads intersecting with the train track.
The minister stressed during his tour the importance of intensifying work and working around the clock and adhering to the timetable set for the complete completion of the project within two years in accordance with the directives of the political leadership, pointing to the importance of this project, which is considered the beginning of the fast electric train network system that will be implemented, which will represent a new civilized shift in means of transportation in Egypt.
He pointed out that the express electric train project (Ain Sokhna – El Alamein) is 460 km in length and includes 15 stations, and that the designed speed of the train is 250 km / hour and that it will contribute to linking the new administrative capital and the new cities to the railway network to transport passengers and goods through a rapid means of transport. It is modern and safe, as it will start from Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea coast to the new city of El Alamein, passing through the New Administrative Capital, Sixth of October City and Burj Al Arab.
He pointed out that the rapid electric train system, which will cover all parts of the Republic, besides being development arteries serving the new and existing urban and industrial areas, will contribute to reducing and shortening the travel time between governorates by more than half the time that the citizen currently takes, whether through the old train network or through the current roads linking the governorates.
The article, Minister of Transport: “Siemens” begins signaling, communication and control work for the express train project. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.