Friday, April 24, 2009

Egyptian Railways

Egypt was the second country after UK introduced the railway services since 1856, it was the first railway in Africa and Middle East. The Khedive Abbas I inaugurated the first line from Alexandria to Cairo in 1856. The line extended from to Assuit 400 Km south of Cairo in 1874 and reached Luxor in 1888.

Reading Links
The Official site of Egyptian National Railways
The independent guide to Egyptian Railways
Train Operation in Modern Egypt

Download Links
A very accurate Spatial data digitized from google Earth, topologically refined and attributes edited. The data exported to the major GIS format as follow:-

Egyptian Railways for GIS (Shape Files)
Egyptian Railways for Google Earth (KML File)
Egyptian Railways for GPS (GPX File)


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