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Siemens Mobility is building first high-speed Velaro for Egypt

18 March 2024
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The Velaro train at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld
The Velaro train at the Siemens Mobility plant in Krefeld. Source: Siemens Mobility
Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor
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Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Germany, Egypt: The eight-car trainset is being assembled at the company’s plant in Krefeld, Germany.

According to Siemens Mobility, it boasts a maximum speed of 250 km/h and will be transported to Egypt for testing in the near future.

Assembly of the Velaro high-speed train in Krefeld. Source: Siemens Mobility

In May 2022, a consortium of Siemens Mobility and local companies Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction was awarded a contract to build Egypt’s first high-speed railway lines. The project involves the construction of 2,000 km of rail tracks and the provision of a fleet of 41 Velaro high-speed trains, eight car each, 94 four-car Desiro high-capacity regional train sets, and 41 Vectron electric freight locomotives. In the previous year, the German manufacturer, which has a project share of €8,1 bln, delivered the first Desiro to Egypt.

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