Vossloh joins Egyptian high-speed rail project with rail fastening systems

Vossloh will supply rail fastening systems for a planned high-speed rail line in northern Egypt. The contract award announced on Monday is valued at more than 40 million euros. The first deliveries are scheduled for this year.

Egypt is rapidly developing and executing plans for new major high-speed rail lines. Vossloh will supply rail fastening systems for the line between El Alamein on the Mediterranean coast and the Red Sea town of Ain Sokhna. A double-track extension is planned from El Alamein to Mersa Matruh, bringing the total length of the line to some 660 kilometers. Vossloh, through its subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems, expects deliveries to the National Tunneling Authority (NAT) to continue through 2024.

The Egyptian high-speed line is designed for speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour, which will cut travel time in half. The country’s planned high-speed network is expected to reach 1,800 in the near term. The price is estimated at around 19 billion euros.

In September 2021, Siemens Mobility announced the award of a major contract for the project, as it will not only supply the railway infrastructure, but also high-speed train sets, locomotives and regional trains.

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