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Egypt inks deal with French firm to operate new electric train

Egypt inks deal with French firm to operate new electric train
The pilot operation of the project is planned to begin in August

Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel El-Wazir, witnessed the signing an agreement between the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and France’s RATP Dev for the management, operation, and maintenance of Egypt’s new electric train project.

The light rail transit (LRT), which will extend over 90 kilometres, will consist of 16 stations, including the New Administrative Capital, Adly Mansour station, and the 10th of Ramadan City, according to a statement on Wednesday.

The pilot operation of the project is planned to begin in August, while the official inauguration of the first and second phases will be in October, El-Wazir said.

The construction works of the project have reached a completion rate of 79%.