CAIRO - 8 January 2020: Minister of Transport Kamel el Wazir announced on Friday that 22 new train coaches arrived at Alexandria Port.
The new batch is part of a 1.16 billion euro deal signed between the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) and Russia's Transmash to supply Egypt with 1,300 new carriages, Wazir noted.
The 13 new carriages are third-class cars with dynamic ventilation systems, he said.
The deal comprises 500 aerodynamically ventilated third-class coaches as well as 800 air conditioned ones, 500 of which are third-class air conditioned carriages as a new service offered to passengers for the first time in Egypt.
The 800 air conditioned coaches also include 180 luxury second-class coaches, 90 luxury first-class ones and 30 air conditioned cafeterias.