The Egyptian Minister of Transport announced the arrival of a new batch of Russian passenger trains, as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1,300 new cars, which is the largest and largest deal in the history of Egypt’s railways.
The minister, a Kamel engineer, said that the 22 vehicles that arrived are third-class vehicles with dynamic ventilation, bringing the total number of Russian vehicles that have reached so far to 208 vehicles, and that the rest of the vehicles will arrive in batches according to the specified schedule, so that the citizen can see each month. Entry of completely new trains consisting of tractors (locomotives) and all new vehicles, as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1,300 new cars, which is the largest and largest deal in the history of Egypt Railways, which was signed by the Egyptian Railways Authority and the Russian company Transmash, representing the Russian-Hungarian alliance , Worth one billion and 16 million and 50 thousand euros.
The minister pointed out that the great development witnessed by the railway system in Egypt comes in light of the great interest that His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi attaches to the development of the transport sector, including the railway sector, and the provision of all capabilities to upgrade it according to the latest global technological systems, pointing out that the deal contributes In raising the efficiency of the daily operation and the regularity of the operating schedules, especially since this coincides with the projects of modernization of the infrastructure works of the authority being implemented, such as signaling systems, development of crossings, renewal of bars, improvement and development of stations and workshops, and that all these procedures and projects that the ministry is implementing contributed to the increase The rates of safety and security in the operation of trains and in improving the level of service provided to the passengers.
It is worth noting that the deal of 1300 new passenger carriages includes 800 air-conditioned cars and 500 third-class air-conditioned cars, which is a new service that is offered to passengers for the first time in the history of Egypt Railways, and 180 second-class luxury carriages, 90 luxurious first-class cars, and 30 air-conditioned buffet cars, And 500 dynamic third class wagon.