Egypt to Build High-Speed Rail Line Between Cairo and Aswan

Egypt will also have its own high speed. A railway line that will cut the travel time between Cairo and Aswan – the north and south of the country – from 11 to 5 hours.

The project will be handled by DB International Operations, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway operator, which will build the line that will also have a tourist designation and will connect, for example, the seaside resort of Hurghada, the archaeological site of Abu Simbel, and the Mediterranean destinations of New Alamein and Matruh.

It will be the largest railway project in Egyptian history and the world’s sixth longest high-speed network 2,000 km long. The infrastructure and trains will be built by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility.

The first line of the transport network will connect the metropolitan regions of Alexandria, Cairo, and the new administrative capital as early as 2025. Two additional lines and 60 stations will eventually link Abu Simbel, Luxor, and the Red Sea port of Hurghada with Cairo and the network railway. Once the new network is completed, 90% of the Egyptian population will have access to the railways.