Next Month’s Arrival of Russian Cars in Egypt

A source in the Egyptian Ministry of Transport suggested that in April next year, a new batch of Russian wagons from 1,300 wagons produced in Russia by the Russian-Hungarian company Transmashholding will arrive in Egyptian ports.

The source indicated that the value of the transaction is 1.065 billion euros, and it is financed by a soft loan from the Hungarian-Russian Bank Akzym.

The source added that the ministry, upon arrival of new vehicles, transfers them to the workshops of the departments, inspects, confirms their technical characteristics, begins trial operation on the lines of the department and ensures their compliance with the railways, after which it puts them into operation. timetable through Russian trains that run on long-distance lines and replaces the current air-conditioned and scheduled cars with new cars, and scheduled transport after maintenance to work on branch lines and suburban lines.

He explained that the expected batch may contain air-conditioned Russian first and second class cars for operation on the Upper Egypt lines, instead of third Russian air-conditioned and ventilated cars, in order to improve the level of service provided and provide more convenient places to travel to remote governorates.

The source said that a new batch of Russian luxury air-conditioned first-class carriages will be sent to Egypt, which will arrive before the end of this year and undergo inspection and trial operation before official commissioning, noting the experience of the new Russian carriages. at high speeds up to 120 km/h.

The Minister of Transport witnessed the signing of a contract for the establishment of a workshop for the maintenance of Russian carriages of all types in Egypt, Porsche Abu Zaabal Railways, between the Egyptian National Railways and Transmash Holding International AG, where the company will prepare its own developments with the supply of the necessary equipment for the new workshop to carry out repair work in it, as well as the supply of spare parts for a period of 12 years for each vehicle, starting from the date of operation of the vehicle.

Source: Al-Shoruk

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