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Siemens Mobility will install a comprehensive rail system that will feature the first ever high-speed, electrified main and freight rail line that will transform transportation in Egypt. The initial 660 km line will connect the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean and will provide efficient, safe, and affordable transportation for all Egyptians, as well as goods across the country. The Egyptian government has an ambitious plan to invest heavily in a reliable and sustainable 1800 km state-of-the-art rail network that will establish Egypt as a regional leader for transportation and provide an additional boost to the economy.   

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The 660 km line connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean will create a Suez Canal type of link on the tracks. The connection will transport up to 30 million people per year and save up to 50 percent travel time. The electrified line will cut carbon emissions by 70%, in comparison to the current car and bus transportation. Siemens Mobility will deliver its Velaro high-speed trains, Desiro High Capacity regional train sets, and Vectron freight locomotives. 

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The rail system will not only transform transportation, but also be very beneficial for Egypt’s society and environment. It will provide efficient, safe, and affordable transportation for all Egyptians, as well as goods across the country. It will establish Egypt as a regional leader for transportation and provide an additional boost to the economy. For the first line, the consortium will directly create more than 15,000 jobs, with an additional 3,800 being initiated by Egyptian suppliers and indirectly through the wider Egyptian economy.

 

Siemens Mobility will deliver its Velaro high-speed trains, Desiro high-capacity regional train sets, and Vectron freight locomotives. A safe and reliable signaling system based on the latest computer-based interlocking technology and European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 will be installed, as well as the power supply system that delivers efficient and continuous energy. Furthermore, Siemens will provide and integrate the latest communications, safety and security systems that will create a pleasant passenger experience.
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The contract was signed by (from left seated): Sayed Farouk, President and CEO The Arab Contractors, Engineer Essam Waly, Chairman of Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels, Michael Peter, CEO Siemens Mobility, Leon Soulier, CEO MEA Siemens Mobility; Witnessed, standing (from left): Siemens CEO Roland Busch, His Excellency Lieutenant General Minister of Transport Kamel Al Wazir, His Excellency, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, His Excellency German Ambassador in Egypt Frank Hartmann
From left: His Excellency, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, His Excellency Lieutenant General Minister of Transport Kamel Al Wazir, Siemens CEO Roland Busch, His Excellency German Ambassador in Egypt Frank Hartmann

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Claas Belling

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 173 690 15 86

Chris Mckniff

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+1 646-715-6423

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