The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels has begun preparing studies for an electric train project planned to link Alexandria and Port Said with lengths of 250 km.
Both sides affirmed the deep Egyptian-British relations, and historical cooperation between the two countries in the field of railways, according to a statement by the UK Embassy in Cairo.
Egypt’s Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouli said that the government started developing Egypt’s railways four years ago
Egypt is mulling to incorporate Wi-Fi service in air-conditioned trains, according to official sources at Egypt's Railways Authority.
The deal had been contracted with the Spanish company Talgo, with a value of €157 million, in addition to signing a 6-year maintenance contract with the same company.
The authority called on Egyptians to avoid using public transportation unless necessary
The Ministry of Transport began sanitizing and disinfect the railways and the metro networks as means to counter coronavirus, as well as setting a plan to reduce crowding at these facilities.
The Egyptian parliament will discuss the presidential decree on accepting a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Tuesday.
Egypt is working on developing the country’s national railway system after citizens have voiced their concern regarding the out-dated system.
With a cost of $1.2 billion, the train will cover 67 kilometers over 11 stops.
Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat said the contract is for 76 months between the National Authority for Tunnels and the Korean company Hyundai Rotemm.
“As a result, around 1,700 indirect jobs would be created throughout the UK supply chain.”
Spokesperson for Metro service Ahmed Abdel Hady said the service is operating normally and the number of passengers was not affected by the new hikes in fares.
Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said despite recent hikes in metro ticket prices, removing government subsidy will raise the price up to EGP 16.
Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said the decision to apply new hikes in Cairo’s underground Metro fares “could not be delayed even for one day.”
The Ministry of Transport decided Thursday to increase the fare of underground metro tickets starting Friday based on the length of each commute,
Egyptian Railways Authority will announce the winning bid before the end of June.
The number of passengers decreased last month to 20.7 million, compared to 21.1 million in January 2017 and 20.4 million in December 2017.
Transport Minister Hisham Arafat, currently London, reviewed projects and plans of developing the transport system in Egypt.
East Alexandria prosecution decided to hold the driver of the Express 13 train.