Rail upgrades get a boost
AfDB has approved a EUR 145 mn loan to finance railway upgrades through the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRP), according to an AfDB statement. The funds will be used to help enhance rail safety by updating and installing new signalling mechanisms along 950 km of rail connecting Alexandria to Naga Hammadi and Port Said. This comes against the backdrop of a tragic train crash last month that killed at least 19 people and left 185 injured, sparking renewed outcry over the state of the country’s rail network.
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Alstom installs automated railway signalling system: French rail manufacturer Alstom has completed (pdf) the installation of an automated signaling system along a section of the Beni Suef-Assiut railway line.