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Ministry of Transport Announces Commencement of First Luxury Spanish Talgo Trains Trial Operation without Passengers


Minister: Talgo trains are characterized by modern and advanced technologies and will provide the highest levels of service for the passengers, and will constitute a huge qualitative shift in Egyptian railways.
In the context of implementing the directives of the political leadership to modernize and comprehensively develop all elements of the railway system and the continuous modernization and strengthening of the rolling stock fleet with modern coaches that provide the highest level of service for passengers, the Ministry of Transport announced the start of the trial operation without passengers for the first luxury Spanish Talgo trains on Cairo / Alexandria line, followed by trial operation without passengers on Cairo / Aswan line.
Lieutenant-General, Engineer / Kamel Al-Wazir - Minister of Transport, indicated that this train is the first within the plan to supply 7 Talgo trains to be supplied by the Spanish company, as 6 trains have been contracted for between ENR and Talgo Company and one train will be supplied as a gift to the Egyptian people. Each train consists of 15 coaches (5 first-class coaches, 8-second class coaches, a buffet coach, and a power coach in addition to modern American PRL locomotive).
Adding that these trains will provide the highest levels of service for passengers and will constitute a huge qualitative shift in the Egyptian railways, as they are characterized by advanced modern technologies, as they are characterized by a high operating speed of up to 160 km / h and the presence of pneumatic systems to absorb vibrations, which achieves complete comfort for passengers at high speeds and chairs dedicated for people with special needs, in addition to the presence of display screens for each chair in the first-class coaches and central ones in the second-class coaches, as well as a WIFI system and a fire alarm system to maintain the safety of passengers, toilets with the latest design and others dedicated to people with special needs, surveillance cameras and a control room to secure passengers.
 It is worth mentioning that Spanish Talgo Company is one of the international companies that have great experience in manufacturing trains according to the latest train technology, achieving great success in the continuity of operation until the present time.