Six new trains will arrive Monday to be installed on the Monorail line in the New Administrative Capital arrival, while the seventh train is expected to arrive on Wednesday.
Egypt’s Transport Ministry announced on Thursday that it will start of the experimental operation of Spanish air-conditioned trains without passengers on Cairo-Alexandria line.
The German company, Siemens will be implementing both the second and third lines of Egypt's first high-speed train, with lengths of 925 km and 297 km, respectively.
Official sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Transport confirmed that the first batch of the new Spanish vehicles contracted with the Spanish company Talgo is expected to arrive next Monday.
The Egyptian Railways Authority has received a batch of new air-conditioned train vehicles as part of the deal of 1,300 cars manufactured by Transmash Holding Company, the representative of the Russian-Hungarian alliance.
Egypt used to have a shortage of 600 railcars but that is no longer the case.
The signed deals included one with France Alstom on manufacturing and delivering 55 air-conditioned trains for the first line of the underground metro covering maintenance operations for eight years.
The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels has begun preparing studies for an electric train project planned to link Alexandria and Port Said with lengths of 250 km.
Both sides affirmed the deep Egyptian-British relations, and historical cooperation between the two countries in the field of railways, according to a statement by the UK Embassy in Cairo.
Egypt’s Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouli said that the government started developing Egypt’s railways four years ago
Egypt is mulling to incorporate Wi-Fi service in air-conditioned trains, according to official sources at Egypt's Railways Authority.
The deal had been contracted with the Spanish company Talgo, with a value of €157 million, in addition to signing a 6-year maintenance contract with the same company.
The authority called on Egyptians to avoid using public transportation unless necessary
The Ministry of Transport began sanitizing and disinfect the railways and the metro networks as means to counter coronavirus, as well as setting a plan to reduce crowding at these facilities.
The Egyptian parliament will discuss the presidential decree on accepting a grant from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Tuesday.
Egypt is working on developing the country’s national railway system after citizens have voiced their concern regarding the out-dated system.
With a cost of $1.2 billion, the train will cover 67 kilometers over 11 stops.
Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat said the contract is for 76 months between the National Authority for Tunnels and the Korean company Hyundai Rotemm.
“As a result, around 1,700 indirect jobs would be created throughout the UK supply chain.”
Spokesperson for Metro service Ahmed Abdel Hady said the service is operating normally and the number of passengers was not affected by the new hikes in fares.