The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) is set to collect an additional set of 22 Russian-Hungarian railway vehicles with dynamic ventilation by the end of September. The delivery is part of a deal the ERA has signed with Russian railway company Transmashholding, which includes 1,300 total vehicles.
The rest will arrive in batches of 35 vehicles per month.
Thus far, the ERA has received 81 railway coaches, of which an average of three are put into service each month.
The deal includes 500 third-class units with forced ventilation, 500 third-class units with air-conditioning, 180 second-class units with air-conditioning, 30 second-class units with air-conditioning, and buffets, and 90 first-class units with air-conditioning.
Costing 16.5 billion euros, the deal signed between the ERA and Russian railway company Transmashholding includes the manufacturing and delivery of 1,300 railway vehicles by a Russian-Hungarian consortium.
The ERA plans to add three new trains every month to its daily operating schedule, including the new locomotives and vehicles.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm