The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) announced that the fifth Talgo train no. 2027 had entered service Thursday, starting its first trip at 19:00 from Cairo to Alexandria and arriving at 21:30.
Egypt purchased from Talgo six trains in a deal worth €157 million.
That is one day after the first officially entered service and that also operates between the same two cities.
The first trips of the luxury Talgo trains will start from Egypt station in Ramses to the stations of Sidi Gaber and Misr in Alexandria.
The train will take off at 2:00 PM from Ramses Railway station in downtown Cairo for Alexandria’s Sidi Gaber station.
The new trains offer the highest levels of luxury and modern technology.
The Spanish company will also provide maintenance and spare parts for 15 years.
The protocol includes the manufacture of 500 assorted railway passenger cars (100 air-conditioned first-class cars - 200 air-conditioned second-class cars - 200 advanced third-class cars) using Talgo global technology as a first stage out of a total of 1,000 railway cars planned to be manufactured locally.
The Egyptian Railways Authority is preparing to receive the first batch of Spanish air-conditioned trains contracted with the Spanish company Talgo within days.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli held a meeting with representatives of major Spanish companies on Wednesday in the presence of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Alexandria Port receives Saturday models of Spanish train vehicles as part of the contract with Spanish Company Talgo, in preparation for supplying the first batch of these vehicles in March 2021.