News

Egypt Launches First Wi-Fi Connected Train

Egypt Launches First Wi-Fi Connected Train

Ramsees Train Station in Cairo. Credit: Chris Belsten (Flickr)
Ramsees Train Station in Cairo. Credit: Chris Belsten (Flickr)

Egypt’s first partially-locally made train has launched today, providing passengers with a fully air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled experience.

The train, which will run between Cairo and Alexandria, was produced with more than 50 percent Egyptian contribution, said Nagwa Albeer, the spokesperson for Egyptian National Railways, to Ahram Online. The train was produced by the state-owned Arab Organization for Industrialization and a Chinese Company which produced the train’s body.

The train’s first operation will commence at 3PM from Ramsees Station in Cairo and will arrive in Alexandria at 7:30PM. Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleeb and Minister of transport Hani Dahi are both expected to attend the inauguration.

Along with internet and air-conditioning, the new train will be equipped with advanced first aid and will include a medic who will be available for emergencies. The train is also equipped with surveillance cameras in every cabin.

According to the Ministry of transport, first-class tickets will cost EGP 100 ($US 12) while second-class tickets will cost EGP 70 ($US 9). The train, which comes includes three first-class and five second-class cabins, will also include a ‘dining cabin’.

Two Police Conscripts Killed In Bomb Targeting Egypt Police Bus
Egypt's Press Syndicate Voices Concerns About 'Return of Newspaper Censorship'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Protesters gather to demonstrate Egypt's decision to declare two Red Sea islands as Saudi Arabian. Khaled Ali, pictured, brought a case to the Administrative Court against the decision. Credit: Belal Darder

Egypt’s Constitutional Court Rules Against Interior Minister Authority to Ban Protests

Aya NaderDecember 3, 2016
pablo-4

Egypt’s Foreign Minister in ‘First Meeting’ Between Arab Official and US Vice President-elect

Egyptian StreetsDecember 1, 2016
A street in Luxor.

UK Court Allows British Woman to Adopt Girl ‘Found in a Box’ in Egypt’s Luxor

Egyptian StreetsNovember 30, 2016
egypt parliament

Egypt’s Parliament Passes Controversial NGO Law

Aswat MasriyaNovember 30, 2016
The arrival hall is empty at the Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in south Sinai, Egypt, Monday. Airbus executives say they are confident in the safety of the A321 that crashed Oct. 31 in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. Photo: AP

UN World Tourism Organization Urges UK to Return Flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

Egyptian StreetsNovember 29, 2016
Ministry_of_Foreign_Affairs_of_Egypt_Cairo

No Egyptian Soldiers Fighting in Syria: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry

Egyptian StreetsNovember 28, 2016
Archive Photo. Credit: Asmaa Waguih/ Reuters

Al-Jazeera Documentary on Egyptian Conscripts Reignites Media War with Qatar

Aswat MasriyaNovember 27, 2016
RiseUp 2015, which saw the presence of over 4000 attendees

Cairo to Attract 5,000 Investors and Entrepreneurs in RiseUp Summit Next Month

Nayrouz TalaatNovember 26, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.