Egypt to receive last batch of General Electric train engines in March 2021

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Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 08:47 GMT

FILE – General Electric train engines delivered to Egypt

FILE – General Electric train engines delivered to Egypt

CAIRO – 28 February 2021: Sources at the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) told Egypt Today that the last batch of the General Electric train engines consisting of 10 units will arrive in a few days.

 

Egypt has received 100 out of 110 train engines in the $602.05-million deal. The contract also consists of the rehabilitation of 81 others of the current fleet at Tebin Workshop in Cairo, and the supply of spare parts and maintenance of 181 engines over 15 years at a cost of $575 million. That is in addition to offering technical support embodied in training 30 engineers and 245 technicians.

 

The Ministry of Transportation revealed there is more to those engines as they are remote control locomotives that can be operated from towers designed for that purpose.

                                   

Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) Sami Abdel Tawab told Al Watan newspaper in August that the new engines are mainly operated by the drivers and that the control tower serves to intervene in emergencies.

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