The work involves replacing mechanical interlockings with centrally-controlled electronic interlockings on 260km of railway. Siemens will also supply point mechanisms, level crossing equipment and communications systems for the project which covers 21 stations. Siemens will also equip the operations control centre in Zagazig.


When the work is completed in 2020, the maximum line speed will be increased from 120 to 160km/h, while ENR will be able increase the number of trains it operates on the line.