The first line between Alexandria and Kafer Eassa was opened in 1854.
ENR carries about 800 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of freight annually. A major investment programme was planned to begin in 2007 with the aim of modernizing the rail network and improving safety standards.
In 2018, the system is about 5,085 km long and is operated by the Egyptian National Railways.
In May 2019 the contract to build 70 four-car trains was awarded to Bombardier Transportation, Derby, England.
Delivery of the trains is expected between 2021 and 2024.
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