Lieutenant General Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, announced this morning, Thursday, the arrival of a new batch of new Russian railway passenger cars, totaling 13, to Alexandria Port, as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 1,300 new vehicles.
The minister added that this deal is considered the largest and largest in the history of Egypt’s railways, which was signed by the Egyptian Railways Authority and the Russian company, Transmash, representing the Russian-Hungarian alliance, with a value of EGP 22 billion, stressing that the ministry has clear strategic plans to achieve a major leap in the railway system.
The Minister of Transport stated that the 13 vehicles that arrived are third-class vehicles with dynamic ventilation, bringing the total number of vehicles that have reached so far to 186 vehicles. After that, the rest of the vehicles arrive in batches according to the specified schedule so that the citizen sees the entry of completely new trains every month. All new tractors and wagons
He stressed that this deal contributes to 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 under implementation of signaling systems, development of crossings, renewal of bars, improvement and development of stations and workshops. Safety and security rates for trains operation
It is worth noting that the deal of 1300 new passenger cars includes 800 air-conditioned vehicles (500 third-class air-conditioned vehicles, a new service that is offered to passengers for the first time in the history of Egypt Railways, 180 second-degree luxury, 90 luxurious first-class cars and 30 air-conditioned buffet cars) and 500 third-class cars with Dynamic ventilation.
The railway authority receives monthly payments from the largest deal in the history of the authority at the rate of 35 carriages per month, and new Russian trains enter service every month at an average of 3 trains per month.
The article The arrival of 13 Russian railway cars to the port of Alexandria as part of the 1300 carriage deal at a cost of 22 billion pounds was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.