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Egyptian National Railway is one of the largest economic institutions in Egypt and the Arab world, and is the oldest in the area of transport services (passengers and goods). It's considered the backbone of passenger transport in Egypt, where the volume of railway passengers and goods transport is: 

  • Passengers transport: 500 million passengers annually (about 1.4 million passengers a day). 
  • Goods transport: 6 million tons annually.

The total length of network is 9570 km.

  • Paths of quadripartite lines - 20 km 
  • Paths of double lines - 1466 km 
  • Paths of single line - 3667 km 

Railway's yards, workshops and warehouses 

Signals system on the heavy lines of movement to achieve the safety factors on them  

  • Lines working by electrical signals 15% 
  • Lines working by mechanical signal 85% 

The total number of stations is 705 major, sub and medium-stations, including: 

  • Main stations - 22  
  • Central stations - 59 
  • Medium stations - 60  
  • Small stations - 564 

Number of Bridges and Tunnels - 885

  • Railway bridges on the Nile and waterways, 511 
  • Bridges above the Railway for cars, 58 
  • Tunnels for cars and pedestrians, 137  
  • Bridges overhead for pedestrians, 137

 

  • 342 German locomotive, capacity 2475 hp 
  • 45 Canadian locomotive, capacity 2475 hp 
  • 30 U.S. locomotive, capacity 1850 hp 
  • 253 Canadian locomotive, capacity 1650 hp 
  • 30 locomotive maneuver Spanish, capacity 1200 hp 
  • 80 new U.S. locomotive GE, capacity 4000 HP 
  • 40 new U.S. locomotive EMD, capacity 3245 hp 

The fleet of passenger transport coaches is 3500 including 850 air-conditioned coaches the passenger transport service on the ENR of different qualities, ranging in speed from 90 to 120 km/h Fast sleep trains, and first and second AC luxury Special trains Renovated trains Suburban trains, with average speed of 90 km/h.

The Egyptian Ministry of Transportation (MOT) has recently modified the railway law allowing private sector participation and operation of railway projects.  There is significant local demand for railway parts in the Egyptian market.

For information please select the following documentEgypt Railway Assessment Additional Information.docx

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

Travel Time Matrix 

Unit of measurement - km

 

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El 

El 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port 

Sharm 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Fayoum 

Minya 

Said 

El 

 

 

 

Sheikh 

Alex 

  

1133 

216 

295 

459 

1,025 

250 

915 

273 

716 

761 

567 

494 

Aswan 

  

  

926 

838 

674 

112 

1,038 

229 

1,118 

1,492 

580 

1373 

1280 

Cairo 

  

  

  

105 

252 

818 

112 

708 

192 

503 

548 

447 

354 

El 

  

  

  

  

164 

730 

217 

620 

297 

608 

581 

552 

459 

Fayoum 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

565 

314 

335 

444 

755 

452 

693 

806 

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

930 

112 

1,010 

1,321 

392 

1265 

1172 

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

550 

80 

456 

501 

387 

242 

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

300 

1212 

282 

1155 

1062 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

536 

581 

467 

254 

Sharm El 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

781 

165 

528 

Sheikh 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

226 

464 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

674 

 

Unit of measurement - hours

 

Alex 

Aswan 

Cairo 

El 

El 

Edfu 

Ismailia 

Luxor 

Port 

Sharm 

Hurghada 

Nuweiba 

Rafah 

Fayoum 

Minya 

Said 

El 

 

 

 

Sheikh 

Alex 

  

14 

3 

4 

6 

13 

3 

11 

3 

9 

10 

7 

6 

  

Aswan 

  

  

12 

10 

8 

1 

13 

3 

14 

18 

7 

17 

16 

  

Cairo 

  

  

  

1 

3 

10 

1 

9 

2 

6 

7 

6 

4 

  

El 

  

  

  

  

2 

9 

3 

8 

4 

8 

7 

7 

6 

Fayoum 

El Minya 

  

  

  

  

  

7 

4 

4 

6 

9 

6 

9 

10 

  

Edfu 

  

  

  

  

  

  

12 

2 

13 

17 

5 

16 

15 

  

Ismailia 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

1 

6 

6 

5 

3 

  

Luxor 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

4 

15 

4 

14 

13 

Port Said 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

7 

7 

6 

3 

Sharm El 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

10 

2 

7 

Sheikh 

Hurghada 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

3 

6 

Nuweiba 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

8 

Rafah 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Safaga 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Railway Companies and Consortia 

The railway industry is operated by the government through the Ministry of Transport.   

Key Route Information 

Railway network 

  • The total length of network is 9570 km  
  • Paths of quadripartite lines 20 km 
  • Paths of double lines 1466 km 
  • Paths of single line 3667 km 
  • Railway's yards, workshops and warehouses  

Key Stations 

Key Station Information 

 

Station Name 

Station Name 

Station Name 

Location 

Cairo 

Giza 

Alexandria  

Contact Information 

117 +2022573555 

+20235717318 

+2033922883 

Connections with Other Transport Means 

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Road  

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