EGYPT, NEW EL ALAMEIN-TO-AIN SOKHNA RAILWAY LINE ANNOUNCED
According to an announcement by Minister of Transport, Hesham Arafat, Egypt is planning to build a high-speed train between El Alamein and Ain Sokhna.The project is part of the country’s EGP 55 billion investment in the railway sector, with construction set to begin in the second half of the year, Arafat revealed.
Egypt is also said to be working alongside China on developing a railway to link Cairo to the new capital, while other projects include a monorails in 6th of October City and in the new capital, as well as a railway lines between 6th of October and Aswan. Totaling EGP 120 billion, Egypt’s railway investment plans are reported to include a metro line, which will cost an estimated EGP 90 billion. The new metro line is set to accommodate four million passengers through 27 tunnel stations and 12 surface stations, at a length of 48km.