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Egypt extends route of Giza-Aswan high-speed electric train to Abu Simbel

The ministry explained that the move will support tourism flow, facilitate the movement of citizens, and help transfer crops and agricultural products
24.01.23 | Source: Egypt Independent

The Egyptian Transport Ministry announced that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved the extension of the second line of the high-speed electric train currently being implemented between Giza and Aswan to Abu Simbel instead of Aswan.


In a Saturday statement the ministry explained that the move will support tourism flow, facilitate the movement of citizens, and help transfer crops and agricultural products from the farms of Toshka and Sharq al-Owainat to residential areas and seaports such as Safaga and Alexandria.


Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir inspected the distance from Abu Simbel to Luxor of the route at a length of about 530 km, which includes 12 stations, five for the high-speed train and seven stations for the regional train.



 

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