Egypt builds a new 2000 kilometer long high-speed, electrified mainline and freight rail network from scratch. This will create the world’s 6th largest high-speed rail system. 
Connecting the entire country – Egypt’s high-speed rail network


With the median population in its mid-twenties, Egypt is actively looking for opportunities to support its growing nation and to become one of the world’s top 30 economies. To achieve this goal, Egypt is investing in a high-speed, electrified mainline and freight rail network. Why? To transform everyday lives through state-of-the-art transport.

Safely connecting people and goods across Egypt

To keep Egypt moving, the new reliable and sustainable rail system will provide efficient and safe transportation for people and goods. The 2,000 km long, state-of-the-art rail network, which will connect the country’s economic and development hotspots, will consist of three lines: 

The first part of the major network will be 660 km of track connecting the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean. This section will offer an attractive, electrified commuter system for Greater Cairo.

The second line will be about 1,100 km long and run between Greater Cairo and Abu Simbel near the Sudan border, supporting urban development to the south.

The third line will cover 225 km, connecting the archeological World Heritage sites in Luxor with Hurghada and Safaga harbor by the Red Sea and easing freight transport to Egypt’s inland.

The new network will:

  • Enable millions of journeys a year 
  • Save passengers up to 50 percent on travel time
  • Cut carbon and reduce air emissions by more than 70 percent compared to car or bus traffic
  • Ensure faster delivery of goods by creating a rail link from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, a Suez Canal on tracks that will extend through the entire country
  • Positively impact the economy and increase the quality of life for people in Egypt
Project scope

Innovation on (and off) the tracks

Siemens Mobility does have a leading presence in the Egyptian rail market. Together with our partners Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors we will implement Egypt’s new rail network. We are responsible for system integration, project management, high-speed and regional trains, locomotives, signaling and communication, electrification, ticketing, depot workshop equipment, and maintaining the trains and infrastructure for 15 years. Discover our solutions in detail:

System integration and project management

With our turnkey rail solutions, we support Egypt in the further development of its rail infrastructure with a holistic approach from planning the integrated solution and providing the latest technology and related rolling stock to maintenance.

Rolling stock

Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies, our proven rolling stock ensures an outstanding passenger experience. In daily use around the world, our vehicle platforms stand for a high level of operational safety and availability. Experiences from the operation are considered in the continuous development process of our vehicles.


Our next generation signaling solutions ensure safe and interoperable train operations based on ERTMS standards. We provide future-proof solutions for intelligent rail infrastructure.  The product Digital Station and Power Manager will reduce power consumption, improve passenger throughput, and thus foster an enhanced passenger experience. 

Rail electrification

Our solutions for rail electrification, such as our corrosion-resistant and low-maintenance contact lines or our robust and reliable gas insulted switchgears, increase the reliability and durability of the rail system.

Digital services

Our digital services ensure up to 100% system availability, optimized maintenance, and operation planning. The foundation for this is Railigent, our open ecosystem for best-in-class rail applications, that makes intelligent use of rail data to create added value.

Depot solutions and workshop equipment

With digitalized train depots as well as workshop equipment we ensure vehicle fleets are serviced quickly and impeccably.


More information about our turnkey solutions

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