Construction of the third line of the high-speed electric train network, connecting Qena, Hurghada, and Safaga, is nearly complete.
The third line of the high-speed electric train network forms part of the development logistics corridor encompassing Safaga, Qena, and Abu Tartur. It will facilitate the connection between Upper Egypt and the Red Sea Governorate via the Qena interchange station. The line will also integrate with the existing railway network, benefiting tourist traffic by offering access to diverse destinations, including cultural and historical sites in Luxor, beach tourism in Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh, and religious sites in southern Egypt.
Moreover, the line's logistical capabilities will support transportation services, including the movement of goods. It will enable the transportation of products such as phosphate exports from the New Valley and aluminium from Naga Hammadi to Safaga Port. Additionally, agricultural crops from East Al-Awiyyat and Toshka can be efficiently transported to Safaga Port through Aswan and Qena. The integration of Safaga Port and Hurghada Airport into the high-speed electric train network will further enhance connectivity and contribute to sustainable development in the Red Sea Governorate.