New electric train to link Alexandria, Port Said

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 10:34 GMT

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.

Egyptian-British cooperation to support transport sector in Egypt discussed

Wed, 26 May 2021 - 12:20 GMT

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.

Comprehensive plan to develop Egypt’s Railways started 4 years ago, more work still to be done: PM Madbouli

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 08:08 GMT

Egypt’s Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouli said that the government started developing Egypt’s railways four years ago

Egypt mulls to incorporate Wi-Fi in air-conditioned trains

Thu, 24 Dec 2020 - 12:17 GMT

Egypt is mulling to incorporate Wi-Fi service in air-conditioned trains, according to official sources at Egypt's Railways Authority.

Egypt to receive 1st batch of Spanish trains next March

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 12:50 GMT

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.

Egypt’s railway authority calls on people to stay at home

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 02:14 GMT

The authority called on Egyptians to avoid using public transportation unless necessary

Crowding reduction studied as railways, metro being sanitized

Tue, 10 Mar 2020 - 01:11 GMT

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.

Parliament to discuss EBRD grant to purchase new trains

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 - 01:43 GMT

The Egyptian parliament will discuss the presidential decree on accepting a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Tuesday.

Egypt’s reforming its national railway system amid national demand

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 - 09:07 GMT

Egypt is working on developing the country’s national railway system after citizens have voiced their concern regarding the out-dated system.

Funding agreement for Salam – New Administrative Capital train to be signed in January

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 - 10:50 GMT

With a cost of $1.2 billion, the train will cover 67 kilometers over 11 stops.

Egypt inks metro trains deal with South Korea worth €243M

Sun, 26 Aug 2018 - 11:17 GMT

Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat said the contract is for 76 months between the National Authority for Tunnels and the Korean company Hyundai Rotemm.

Siemens wins $2B contract to build new London Tube trains

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 - 07:43 GMT

“As a result, around 1,700 indirect jobs would be created throughout the UK supply chain.”

Metro subscriptions reach 8,455 after hikes: Metro spokesman

Sun, 13 May 2018 - 10:43 GMT

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.

'Real' metro ticket price EGP 16, hikes vital for developments: Minister

Sat, 12 May 2018 - 09:33 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat said despite recent hikes in metro ticket prices, removing government subsidy will raise the price up to EGP 16.

Metro fares hikes could not be delayed: Transport Minister

Thu, 10 May 2018 - 10:32 GMT

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.”

Cairo Metro fares hike Friday based on each commute

Thu, 10 May 2018 - 08:21 GMT

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 to manufacture 50% of contracted vehicles

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 - 12:00 GMT

Egyptian Railways Authority will announce the winning bid before the end of June.

Railway revenues increase to LE 164.1M in January

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 03:06 GMT

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.

Min. reviews in London plans of developing Egypt's transport system

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 02:46 GMT

Transport Minister Hisham Arafat, currently London, reviewed projects and plans of developing the transport system in Egypt.

Cairo-Alexandria train driver put under 15 days in custody

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 - 11:38 GMT

East Alexandria prosecution decided to hold the driver of the Express 13 train.