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Minister of Transport: The arrival of 13 new passenger railway coaches to Alexandria Port

31/12/2020

Within the framework of the political leadership directives for the railways system comprehensive development

 Minister of Transport: The arrival of 13 new passenger railway coaches to Alexandria Port, bringing the total number of the coaches delivered so far to 186 coaches as part of the deal of manufacturing and supplying 1300 new coaches.

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Within the framework of the directives of the political leadership for the railways system comprehensive development and the provision of all the capabilities so as to improve the level of service provided to the passengers, Lieutenant General / Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, announced the arrival of a new batch of the new railway passenger coaches, totaling 13 coaches, to Alexandria Port as part of the deal of manufacturing and supplying 1300 new coaches, which is considered the largest and biggest deal in the history of Egyptian railways, which was signed by ENR and the Transmash Russian Company, representing the Russian-Hungarian Consortium, with a value of one billion, 16 million and 50 thousand euros.

The Minister of Transport indicated that the 13 coaches that have arrived are third-class coaches with dynamic ventilation, bringing the total number of the coaches delivered so far to 186 coaches, which will be followed by the arrival of the coaches through batches according to the specified schedule so that the citizen will see, on a monthly basis, the entry of completely new trains consisting of locomotives and coaches that are all new.

The minister emphasized that the deal contributes to raising the efficiency of the daily operation and the punctuality of the operation schedules. This matters, especially, happens at the same time with the projects of modernization of ENR infrastructure works that are being implemented; including signaling systems, level crossings development, rails renewal, as well as the improvement and development of stations and workshops. All these procedures and projects implemented by the ministry have contributed to increasing the safety and security rates concerning the operation of trains and the improvement of service level, which citizens have really begun to feel on the ground.

It is worth noting that the deal of 1300 new passenger coaches includes 800 A/C coaches (500 A/C third-class coaches, a new service that is offered to passengers for the first time in the history of Egypt Railways, 180 second-class luxurious coaches, 90 first-class luxurious coaches as well as 30 A/C buffet coaches) and 500 third-class coaches with dynamic ventilation.