The project's 660-km first line includes 22 stations, with a designed speed of 250 km/h, the minister said.
The contract was signed in partnership with the Egyptian company for the renovation and maintenance of railways (ERTRAC) and Gharably Integrated Engineering Company (GIECO).
Egypt is to test its first electric LRT train in a few days for the first time without passengers before the actual operation.
The Egyptian House of Representatives, headed by Counselor Dr. Hanafi Jabali, approved, during its sessions last week, a proposal to establish a tourist train linking both the Red Sea and Luxor governorates.
Scheduled to open to the public soon, each train of the new trains includes 6 vehicles.
Egypt’s Transport Ministry announced on Thursday that it will start of the experimental operation of Spanish air-conditioned trains without passengers on Cairo-Alexandria line.
The Egyptian government has set the improvement of its railway system as one of the national priorities and plans to invest 220 billion USD until 2024.
The Ministry of Transport followed up the implementation of the first high-speed train, Ain Sokhna / El Alamein / Matrouh to Ain Sokhna, passing through the new administrative capital.
The Egyptian Railways Authority is implementing major projects to modernize signaling systems along railway lines from "Alexandria to Luxor", at a cost of L.E. 12 billion.
The National Authority for Tunnels confirmed that it plans to start operating the first phase of the El Salam the administrative capital - the 10th of Ramadan electric train project within days.
The Egyptian Railways Authority has received a batch of new air-conditioned train vehicles as part of the deal of 1,300 cars manufactured by Transmash Holding Company, the representative of the Russian-Hungarian alliance.
The first-of-its-kind service will cover capitals of governorates only, in addition to Edfu and Kom Ombo stations, the authority said in a statement.
The two ministers discussed strengthening cooperation and financing plan for the localization project of metro train for Cairo metro line 2 and 3.
Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir received Tuesday the representatives of nine Austrian locomotive companies.
Egyptian Ministry of Transport is heading to sign a contract with Siemens company to implement the second high-speed train line in the country.
The Egyptian Railways Authority is preparing to receive the first batch of Spanish air-conditioned trains contracted with the Spanish company Talgo within days.
“This comes within the framework of the Ministry of Health and Population’s plan to expand vaccination of citizens,” a statement by the Egyptian Health Ministry said.
The Egyptian Ministry of Transport decided to include international companies in the work of developing the railway systems.
The signed deals included one with France Alstom on manufacturing and delivering 55 air-conditioned trains for the first line of the underground metro covering maintenance operations for eight years.
The French Thales Group stated, on Saturday, that Egypt's modernizing program of its railways network and transportation system "will achieve higher rates of safety and efficiency."