Egypt’s high-speed electric rail line to open on 3 July

Egypt’s high-speed electric rail line running from El Salam and 10th of Ramadan cities east of Cairo will be opened to passengers on Sunday, a transport ministry statement said on Wednesday.

The rail line, which has been described by the government as a potential driver of development for cities like Al Obour, Al Mustaqbal, Al Shorouk, New Heliopolis, Badr, 10th of Ramadan, and the new administrative capital, is expected 500,000 passengers.

The 103.3-km (64.2-mile) network will be running primarily through east Cairo’s new desert cities linking El Salam, by way of the Adly Mansour transit station, to Al Obour, Al Shorouk, Badr, Rubiki, 10th of Ramadan and Belbeis.

The line will also be running to the new administrative capital through the outermost regional road and the Suez Desert Road, with stops in Badr City, New Heliopolis, Al Shorouk, Al Rehab, and Al Mostakbal.

The construction of the rail line has been financed through a 15-year loan from the Chinese Import-Export Bank (EximBank).

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