Today in History: 22 January 1856 Alexandria Cairo Line Opened for Operation

Alexandria Cairo Line
Alexandria Cairo Line

Today in History
22 January 1856 Alexandria Cairo line 211 km. was completed and put into operation. This line was the first railway built in the Ottoman territory. This project aimed to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. When the Suez Canal project came to the agenda, the railroad was not extended to the Red Sea, but it was extended to Suez in 1858, and a total of 353 km. It was. This project is the first railway line of the African continent, built outside Europe.




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