Within the framework of implementing the President’s directives to expand the establishment of a network of green, sustainable mass transportation that is environmentally friendly, Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, accompanied by the President and leaders of the Public Authority for Roads and Bridges and leaders of the National Authority for Tunnels, conducted an inspection tour of the work sites of the first line project of the electric train network Highway (Ain Sokhna – El Alamein – Matrouh), in the distance from El Alamein station to Alexandria station, with a length of approximately 120 km.
During his tour, the Minister of Transport continued the progress of works at El Alamein Station, which is a station for the express train, and serves the new city of El Alamein and its tourist movement and the northwest coast, as well as the progress of works at Al-Hamam station, which is a regional station that will serve the city of Al-Hammam and a number of villages on the northern coast, as the station is distinguished by its proximity From the international coastal road, in addition to Burj Al Arab station, where this station will serve in its current location the old city of Burj Al Arab and the new city as well as the industrial area and close to the international coastal road, and it is a station for the express train and one of the largest stations on the line, as it consists of 6 railways.
Then Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, inspected the ongoing works at Al-Amriya station, which is a fast train station, near which there is a yard for exchange with the current diesel train to serve Alexandria port and goods transport works, from which the minister went to the final station of the line on the eastern side within the city of Alexandria It is close to the Nozha area, which contains a center for internal and external transportation for Alexandria Governorate, as this station includes a number of types of transportation (including internal public transportation, Alexandria taxis, and the bus stop).
The minister also continued the completion of the foundation layers of the train bridge in some sectors, in preparation for handing them over to the Siemens Global Alliance, Orascom and the Arab Contractors, so that the second phase works, which include (basalt mulch, installation of rails and electric cantilevers), will then be carried out electromechanical works in the third phase, as well Following up on the progress of works in a number of industrial works such as car bridges, where the Wadi Al-Natrun / El Alamein bridge has been completed, and the bridges (the brigadier general base, Muhammad Naguib base and Burj Al Arab – Burj Al Arab airport – the western Quos axis – the outskirts city – Burj Al Arab cars) are underway. As well as 2 track bridges in the Burj Al Arab Airport area.
During the tour, the Lieutenant General, Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, continued to complete the removal of all encroachments on the railway campus of the “Kabbari / Matrouh” line, where the express electric train track passes parallel to the line, and is located in the current train campus, and a number of important stations are located on it in the first line project of the electric train network. rapid.
The Minister of Transport reviewed with the leaders of the Roads and Bridges Authority and the National Tunnels Authority the executive position of the rest of the project sectors, whether in terms of progress in the rates of implementation and finishing of a number of stations or in terms of the passenger movement flow chart from the main entrance of each station until reaching the ticket halls and movement between the sidewalks and the availability of elevators to facilitate movement Passengers, as well as the optimal administrative and investment utilization plan for all spaces in the different stations, in addition to following up on the progress of the implementation of the project track and what it includes of industrial works such as track bridges, car bridges, tunnels, and protection works from the dangers of floods, where the alliance (Siemens / Orascom / Arab Contractors) was delivered ) 50 km within the scope of the Capital Station, at a distance from 40 km to 90 km, and the second phase works have been started, which include (basalt mulching, installation of rails and electric poles), after which the electromechanical works will be implemented in the third phase, and it has also been emphasized The readiness of another 142 km of track to be handed over to the (Siemens / Orascom / Arab Contractors) alliance, at a distance of 55 km within the range of the Sadat and Wadi El Natrun stations, and 87 km in the distance from El Alamein towards Fukah, in order for the alliance to start the second phase works (basalt spreads, installation of rails and cantilever columns). electrical).
During his tour, the Minister of Transport stressed that the express electric train is a development train that will contribute to creating thousands of job opportunities for young people, reducing traffic congestion, reducing accidents, achieving a higher level of safety for passengers and a better impact on the environment, and the express electric train system that will cover all parts of the Republic is Development arteries that will serve the new and existing agricultural, urban and industrial areas such as the industrial areas in (Helwan, 15th of May, Borg El Arab, 6th of October, New Minya, New Assiut and other industrial areas).
It will also serve the tourist areas (cultural, historical, religious and coastal) that pass through it, and will serve the transportation of goods between ports and governorates. It will also contribute to the service of integrated development logistics corridors that are established in implementation of the directives of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to make Egypt a global center for trade and logistics, in addition to Reducing and shortening the time of trips between the governorates to more than half the time that the citizen currently spends, whether through the current diesel train network or through the current road network linking the governorates.
It is worth noting that the express train network consists of 4 lines with a total length of 2250 km, and the first line of the express train network (Sukhna / El Alamein / Matrouh) enters the Sukhna / Dekheila logistical corridor, and the length of the line is 675 km, with 21 stations, and a number 1 command and control center, consisting of 15 express trains, 34 regional trains, 14 freight tractors.