- Savaga (RCS with EGERCO):
The preparation and installation of the track between Qenna on
(620 km South of
, on the
by RCS. The total length
of the track including sidings and stations is 270 km.
this project on 1/5/1996. Works included installation, tamping, thermite
welding and relieving internal stress of the track. The project was
finalized and handed over to ENR for operation. Budget for this
contract 80 million pounds.
of Assiout - Sohag track along Cairo - High Dam (RCS with EGERCO):
The project is to
double the track between Assiout (375 km south of Cairo
) and Sohag (497 km South of Cairo) along the main line
of the Cairo/Aswan/High Dam line, and to renew the existing line. Total
length of new line and renewed line is 184 km. Work included thermite
welding, relieving the track of thermal stresses. The renewal of the existing
line was executed during authorized line course. The speed limit was
increased from 70 Km/Hr to 110 Km/Hr. Work on the project commenced on 1st
February 1989, and finalized on May 1992. Budget 46 million pounds.
Doubling and renewal of line between Luxor
Aswan (RCS with
The renewal and
doubling of the main track between .Luxor (670 Km South of Cairo
(880 Km South of
a total length of 420 Km/Work for the first stage (between
and Edfu) has started on the 15 July 1992 and was
banded to LNR for operation on 31/11/1994. The second stage between Edfu and
started on July 1995 and was handed to ENR
for operation on Dec. 1997. Budget 120 million pounds.
- Abu Tartour (RCS with EGERCO):
The project includes
installing and preparing a new rail track between Qenna and the Phosphate
mines in Abu
of the west desert. The total length of the main line is 450 Km. The sidings,
stations and yards have a total length of 160 Km. The project included
welding 200 Km of the line by electrical mobile weldings. Budget of 180
Matrouh (RCS with EGERCO):
This project was to
renew the existing line. Work entailed changing wooden sleepers, steel
sleepers and changing the rails. The renewed track, was 275 Km. Work
commenced on October 1993 and completed on 1995.
Qenna - Safaga (RCS with EGERCO) :
the damages caused by the floods in Qenna/Safaga Line for a distance of 18 Km
distributed on 87 locations. The work has been accomplished by removing all
affected rail panels if required. After rebuilding the bank, the panels were
reinstalled on the. new bridges, tamped and then welded (flash butt welding
and thermite welding). The new length of the rails after cutting is 17.5 m
instead of 18 m- thermite welding is done after the flash butt welding
concurrent with reliving the internal stresses in the rails. Work commenced
on 4/1 1/1994, and was finalized on 15/7/1995.
Rafah (RCS with EGERCO):
Planning of the new
line, north of Sinai Peninsula
between Qantara (on Sinai, east of the
and Rafah on the borders of
with a total distance of 225
Km, main line and 170 Km siding, yards, and stations. The work commenced
on Jan. 1996.
This project is situated on the north of
Sinai Penensula and runs parallel to the Mediterranean sea
with a total length of 225 Km line, and 170 Km
sidings, stations, and yards. Work commenced on this project on April 1997
and is expected to be finalized by the year 2001.
Tanta - Damietta - Banha - Port Said (RCS with EGERCO):
Welding of 800 Km on
the lines Tanta
/Banha/Port Said, and
Benisuef/Minia using RCS's mobile welding machines. RCS has already executed
over 60000 welds on the lines Qenna/Abu Tartour, Qenna/Safaga and
Luxor/Aswan, Total no. of welds executed on ENR network till Dec. 2000 is
works (RCS with EGERCO):
a) Thermite welding and distressing for a
distance, of 200 Km along the main track between Soha2 and Beni Suef in Upper Egypt
Work comprised replacing old rails for a distance of 120 Km. Cutting the rail
ends for 80 Km and distressing done during line closure. Total budget for
work done was 2.56 Million Egyptian pounds.
b) Tamping 400 turnouts between Giza
and Sohag in
budget of 6 Million Egyptian Pounds.
c) Maintenance of i80 Km on the line between
Qenna/Safaga with a budget of 3.6 Million Egyptian Pounds.
d) Maintenance of 72 turnouts along the line
between Qenna/Safaga with a budget of 750000 Egyptian Pounds.