Passengers wait for their train near a damaged train carriage after a bomb exploded at Ramses railway station in downtown Cairo November 20, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)

 Passengers wait for their train near a damaged train carriage after a bomb exploded at Ramses railway station in downtown Cairo November 20, 2014. (File photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s railway launches application to book train tickets

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018
CAIRO – 15 August 2018: Egypt’s railway launched a new application to book train tickets by mobile phones in Egypt’s Delta, the head of Egypt’s railway, Ashraf Raslan, told Egypt Today on Wednesday.

Raslan added that the application aims to facilitate Egyptians' access to tickets, pointing out that the commission is seeking to launch the same service through the internet.
Chairman and CEO of Transport Information Technology Company Khaled Attia added that this application will launch in another governorate in the coming period, specifically in early October.

Attia confirmed that the application will not cancel ticket windows in stations.
In Aug. 7, 2018, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly signed a supply and maintenance contract with Austria’s Plasser & Theurer Company to provide Egypt with a Track Recording Car EM100U to measure and analyze defects in Egypt’s railway system and upgrade it.

In July 2017, ENR signed a $575 million deal with U.S.-based General Electric to supply 100 new locomotives for both passengers and freight rail services and refurbish 81 old engines. The deal includes a 15-year technical support agreement and technical training program for more than 275 engineers and technicians to improve their capabilities and technical skills.

In October 2017, Arafat declared during a press conference that Egypt will purchase 1,000 new trains worth LE 16 billion ($9 billion) to develop the old railway system, adding that he expects that the upgrade project will be finalized in 2020 to 2022.


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