The construction of a high-speed railway line that will connect the beaches of Hurghada with the ancient temples of Luxor and the Pyramids in Cairo has progressed from the project stage to the stage of the first inspection of the actual construction. As reported by the Egyptian mass media, the Minister of Transport Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir conducted an inspection trip along the route of the third line of the high-speed electric train network — Kena/Hurghada/Safaga and assessed the beginning of the project implementation.
According to media reports, the minister, accompanied by Major General Ashraf al-Daudi, governor of Qena, inspected the Qena transfer station between the second line – leading, in particular, to Aswan and Abu Simbel, and the third Qena/Hurghada/Safaga line. The length of the third resort line was 225 km, and one of its tasks was to serve tourist transportation.
According to the statement of the head of the Ministry of Transport, the new railway line “will connect all types of tourist areas” – such as diving and beach tourism in Hurghada and cultural and historical tourism in Luxor. “The use of transfer stations with the second line will allow tourists to also reach each of the pyramids of Giza, as well as Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. This will make it possible to diversify tourist programs for a tourist in one trip,” he emphasized.
He also added that Safaga Port and Hurghada Airport will be connected to the high-speed electric train network. This will also contribute to achieving sustainable development. in the national project in the “Golden Triangle” region, including for the development of tourism in the province and the delivery of labor to the resorts.
“The network of express electric trains under construction consists of 3 main lines with a total length of about 2,000 km, the estimated speed of the network is 250 km/h, and the operational speed of express electric trains is 230 km. /h, regional electric trains – 160 km/h, freight trains – 120 km/h,” write in the Egyptian mass media.
At the same time, the Hurghada Tourist Station, a high-speed train station, will be located “in an intermediate location between the residential area, tourist attractions, and beaches to serve the residents of Hurghada and tourists who frequently visit Hurghada Airport.”