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Siemens Mobility Finalizes Turnkey Contract to Install 2,000 km High-Speed Rail System in Egypt
Siemens Mobility to install a 2,000 km state-of-the-art high-speed rail network that will connect 60 cities throughout the country with trains that can operate up to 230 km/h. The integrated system will create the 6ᵗʰ largest high-speed rail network in the world, and will provide 90% of Egyptians access to a modern, safe, and affordable transportation system. The fully electrified network will cut carbon emissions by 70% compared to current car or bus transport, further supporting Egypt’s efforts in transforming its mobility to a more sustainable one. Siemens Mobility will deliver 41 Velaro high-speed trains, 94 Desiro High Capacity regional train sets, and 41 Vectron freight locomotives. This contract also includes the development of eight depots and yards and 15 years of maintenance.

Infographic: A modern rail system

The Egyptian high-speed network will consist of three lines: One being the “Suez Canal on rails,” a 660 km line connecting the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean. The second line will be about 1,100 km long and run between Cairo and Abu Simbel near the Sudan border, linking the mega city to rising economic centers in the south. The third line will cover about 225 km and connect the world heritage archeological sites in Luxor with Hurghada by the Red Sea. In addition, this rail link will significantly improve the efficiency and sustainability of freight transport for goods and materials between Safaga harbor and inland locations.

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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 entire system, the consortium will directly create up to 40,000 jobs, with an additional 6,700 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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From left: Michael Peter, Siemens Mobility CEO, Dr. Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens AG, German Ambassador Frank Hartmann, His Excellency, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egyptian President, His Excellency, Lieutenant General Kamel Al Wazir, Minister of Transport Egypt, Osama Bishai, CEO Orascom Construction, Sayed Farouk, President and CEO Arab Contractors
From left: His Excellency, Lieutenant General Kamel Al Wazir, Minister of Transport Egypt, His Excellency, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egyptian President, Dr. Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens AG, His Excellency, Frank Hartmann, German Ambassador

Further Information


Claas Belling

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 173 690 15 86

Chris Mckniff

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+1 646-715-6423

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