Egypt to receive first Spanish train at end of 2020

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Tue, Dec. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 24 December 2019: "The first Spanish train will arrive in Cairo at the end of 2020," sources at the Railways Authority stated on Tuesday.

The sources pointed out that the authority contracted with the Spanish company Talgo to manufacture and supply six air-conditioned trains similar to the turbine trains, which were previously operating in the Railways Authority.

The authority will test it for a period of 6 months, and after the approval of the first train, the authority will receive the rest of the trains.

Earlier in December, Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir received the first batch of 10 new American tractors that arrived in Alexandria port as part of a deal signed with General Electric Company.

The deal stipulates that the company will manufacture and support 100 new tractors to the Egyptian side.This comes as part of Egypt’s move to renovate the railway system including new locomotives, signals and crossings.