posted on 17th May 2022 13:44
On 16 May 2022, Vossloh announced that it has secured a strategically important contract to deliver rail fastening systems for a new high-speed line in northern Egypt. As commissioned by the end customer, state-owned company National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), the coastal city of El Alamein will be connected to the city of Ain Sokhna, which is located on the Suez Canal. A high-speed line is also planned between El Alamein and Mersa Matruh, which means that the planned double track line will be approximately 660 km long.
Delivery of the rail fastening systems by Vossloh is scheduled to begin already this year, with completion of the project expected in the course of 2024. The order, with a volume exceeding 40 million EUR, will be carried out by subsidiary Vossloh Fastening Systems, which is headquartered in Werdohl.
Egypt plans additional massive investments in its rail network over the next few years, including in particular the establishment of a high-speed network which is to be expanded to over 1,800 km in the future. The new line will be designed for speeds of up to 250 km/h. It will shorten the travel times of millions of people by up to 50 % while producing around 70 % fewer carbon emissions than comparable road traffic.