The Egyptian Ministry of Transport announced starting the trial operation without passengers of the first Spanish luxury train, Talgo, on the Cairo-Alexandria line.
The second trial without passengers will be on the Cairo-Aswan line.
Egypt plans to supply seven Talgo trains from the Spanish Talgo company, Kamel al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, said.
The Egyptian Railways Authority contracted with the company for six trains and the seventh is a gift to Egypt, he added.
Each train consists of 15 vehicles: five first class vehicles, eight second class vehicles, a buffet vehicle, a power wagon and a modern American PRL tractor.
These trains will provide the highest levels of service to the public and will constitute a huge qualitative leap in the Egyptian railways services, as it is characterized by advanced modern technology and high operating speed of up to 160 km / h.
It has pneumatic systems to absorb vibrations, which achieve complete comfort for passengers at high speeds and chairs dedicated for people of determination, screens for each seat in the first-class wagons and central screens in the second-class wagons, as well as a WIFI and a fire alarm systems, regular toilets, toilets for people of determination, surveillance cameras and a security control room.
Talgo is an international Spanish company that has wide experience in manufacturing trains with the latest technology and highest speeds in the world.