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  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
    Metro Report International

    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (12)
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    Talgo to consider Egyptian rolling stock factory

    2022-08-12T08:22:00Z

    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport, the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture and Talgo have agreed to study the feasibility of developing a domestic passenger rolling stock factory. It is envisaged that this could produce 100 air-conditioned first class coaches, 200 air-conditioned second class coaches ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years.
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    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract

    2022-08-11T11:19:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt
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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered

    2022-08-04T07:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

  • Cairo to 10th Ramadan City and New Administrative Capital electric railway inauguration (2)
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    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities

    2022-07-14T09:45:00Z

    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded

    2022-06-22T12:46:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

  • NERIC agreement
    Metro Report International

    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

  • Indra ticketing mobile access
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded

    2022-06-02T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

  • Impression of a Siemens Mobility Velaro high speed train in Egypt
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    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed

    2022-05-30T10:59:00Z

    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco
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    Cabinet approves Egyptian railway financing agreements

    2022-05-08T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The cabinet has approved two railway financing packages, including an agreement for Export-Import Bank of Korea to provide a loan for signalling modernisation on the 224 km Luxor – Aswan High Dam railway. Electronic signalling, new control systems and the installation of automatic barriers at ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (9)
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    Egyptian Talgo train delivered

    2022-03-31T13:06:00Z

    EGYPT: The first of seven Talgo trainsets for Egyptian National Railways has been delivered from Spain to the port of Alexandria. In April 2019 ENR selected Talgo to supply and maintain a fleet of 160 km/h inter-city trainsets for its principal routes ...

  • Alexandria (Photo: Anwar Hassan/Pixabay)
    Metro Report International

    Alexandria metro financing agreed

    2022-03-08T16:01:00Z

    EGYPT: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide a €250m loan to co-finance the conversion of an Egyptian National Railways line in Alexandria into a high-capacity metro. The EBRD funding announced on March 7 is part of a €1·76bn package co-financed by the European ...

  • Hyundai Rotem train for Cairo metro Line 3
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    Korean firms seek Egyptian rail opportunities

    2022-03-08T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: South Korea’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure & Transport Noh Hyeong Ouk visited Egypt from February 23 to 25 to discuss bilateral co-operation on rail, metro and smart city projects. Noh met Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir to discuss financing for the localisation of the production ...

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco
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    Egypt – Sudan railway preliminary studies completed

    2022-03-01T05:30:00Z

    AFRICA: Preliminary studies for the construction of a passenger and freight railway between Egypt and Sudan have been completed, Egypt’s Ministry of Transport has announced. The first phase of the proposed line would run for 285 km from Aswan to Abu Simbel in Egypt, with the ...

  • Egyptian National Railways is developing plans to award a concession for the operation of rail freight services on the national network.
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    Egyptian rail freight privatisation consultation

    2022-02-14T11:20:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways is developing plans to award a concession for the operation of rail freight services on the national network. ENR’s freight traffic currently totals around 4·5 million tonnes/year, but the government believes there is significant potential for growth, which could and increase rail’s ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
    Metro Report International

    Pyramid metro trains ordered

    2021-11-11T12:01:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Mitsubishi Corp and Kinki Sharyo a ¥40bn contract to supply 184 metro cars incorporating ‘advanced railway technologies developed in Japan’ for use on Phase 1 of Cairo Line 4. Announcing the contract on November 9, Mitsubishi Corp said ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Wabtec ES30Aci Evolution locos
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    Egyptian National Railways orders 100 locomotives

    2021-11-09T09:07:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Wabtec a contract for the supply and multi-year maintenance of 100 ES30ACi Evolution Series diesel locomotives. The contract signed in a ceremony on November 8 is part of ENR’s ongoing modernisation programme, and is being funded by the European Bank ...

  • Cairo metro Line 1 Alstom Metropolis train impression
    Metro Report International

    Cairo Metro fleet modernisation agreements

    2021-11-08T15:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has reached an agreement for Alstom to supply and maintain 55 Metropolis trainsets for Cairo Metro Line 1, and has awarded CAF and Mitsubishi a contract to refurbish 23 existing trains. The agreements announced on November 8 form part of ...

  • ALSTOM-Le Caire-509
    Metro Report International

    First Cairo monorail trainsets delivered

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The first two of 70 four-car Alstom Innovia 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project have been delivered to the Egyptian capital. The vehicles are being manufactured at Alstom’s Derby plant in the UK, with work on the Mitrac traction systems led by the company’s ...

  • Planned rail project in Egypt (Image: Siemens Mobility)
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    Egypt signs contract for ‘Suez Canal on tracks’

    2021-09-01T11:22:00Z

    EGYPT: A US$4·5bn contract has been signed for the construction of 660 km of ‘modern, safe, and integrated’ mixed traffic electrified railway connecting Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea with Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean.