Egypt is implementing its first high-speed, electrified mainline and freight rail network to support its growing, vibrant population. The goal? To transform everyday lives through state-of-the-art transport.
From the Mediterranean to the Red Sea – Egypt’s first 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.

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 across the country. The more-than-1,800km-long, state-of-the-art rail network will connect the country’s economic and development hotspots.  


The first part of the major network will be 660km of track connecting the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean. The new line will:

  • Provide access to safe, clean and affordable transportation for more than 30 million passengers a year 
  • Save passengers up to 50 percent on travel time
  • Offer an attractive, electrified commuter system for Greater Cairo
  • Cut carbon and reduce air emissions by more than 70 percent compared to car or bus traffic
  • Ensure faster delivery of goods thanks to creating a rail link from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean 
  • Positively impact the economy and increase the quality of life for the people in Egypt
Project scope

Innovation on (and off) the tracks

Not only does Siemens Mobility have a leading presence in the Egyptian rail market, Siemens also employs about 800 people locally. Together with our partners Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors Siemens Mobility will implement the Ain Sokhna – Alexandria – Marsa Matrouh project. We will be responsible for system integration, project management, high-speed and regional trains, locomotives, signaling and communication, electrification, ticketing, depot workshop equipment, and maintaining 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 modern, paperless 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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