Egypt Independent

China prepares to ship 1st electric train to Egypt



Chinese company CRC announced it had finished manufacturing the first train for an electric train project connecting Adly Mansour Station to the New Administrative Capital, and has begun special preparations for its shipment to Egypt.

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) website published photos of the train coaches  in their final stage of manufacturing within the Chinese factory.

The Ministry of Transport said that the train’s pilot operations will start in August, and that it will officially operate during October celebrations.

The electric train runs from al-Salam through the New Administrative Capital up until 10th of Ramadan city. It extends for a length of 90km, connecting and sharing passenger exchange services with the third line of the subway (Adly Mansour – Cairo University) at the Adly Mansour Station.

It will also connect with the Administrative Capital Monorail in the Administrative Capital Station Two, and with the high-speed electric train Alamein/Ain Sokhna in the Administrative Capital’s station.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping signed an agreement back in September 2017 to construct a US$739 million electric train linking 10th of Ramadan City and New Cairo with the New Administrative Capital.

The train is expected to contribute to overhauling the transportation system, positively impacting the livelihood of citizens by allowing them to move between the edges of the new urban cities with ease, saving time and increasing their welfare.

The project line guarantees speedy transportation between Cairo and the new cities (Obour – Mostakbal – Shorouk – New Heliopolis – Badr – Industrial Zone and the 10th of Ramadan – the New Administrative Capital).

Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir said in January that the total implementation rate of construction and finalization reached 76.5 percent.