Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt

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 high speed trains. The equipment is to be delivered to Siemens Mobility from Q4 2023 to Q1 2026, and there is an option for another 26 trainsets.

Knorr-Bremse’s Evac brand will supply 136 toilet systems including a new type of bidet for 34 four-car Desiro High Capacity regional EMUs, with an option for another 60 EMUs.

‘Egypt has emerged as an ambitious, dynamic market for rail travel and transportation’, said Dr Jürgen Wilder, Knorr-Bremse board member for Rail Vehicle Systems. ‘The country has been investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure and railways for some time.’