Improvements for Egypt’s rail network
Egypt's current rail modernisation project (ENRMP) has received another financial boost: The African Development Bank (ADRF) has approved a EUR 145 million loan to enhance operational safety and increase network capacity on national rail lines.
Egypt's rail passenger and freight traffic are expected to increase their share in the country's transport system to 15% and 10% respectively by 2029 as a result of the bank’s loan and other investments.
With these investments, Egypt will renew its rail infrastructure and signalling, purchase new rolling stock and also install a cost effective train protection system on 950 km of train line along the busy routes connecting Alexandria in the north to Negh Hammadi in the south and Port Said in the east. (ben)