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In a pleasant surprise to the passengers before the start of the new year, Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, announced the start of operating the first luxury trains, Talgo, with the public, next Saturday, corresponding to 12/24/2022, at 2:00 pm (14:00) from Ramses Station in Cairo to Sidi Gaber and Egypt stations. In Alexandria, after the completion of the trial operation of the train without passengers. The fixed operating time for the luxury train will be daily, starting from Sunday, corresponding to 12/25/2022, at 5.55 am from the Misr station in Alexandria, and at 6.05 am from the Sidi Gaber station in Alexandria, heading to the Misr station in Ramses and from At two o’clock in the afternoon (14 o’clock) from Misr station in Ramses heading to Sidi Gaber and Misr station in Alexandria
And since these two dates will be fixed in the daily operating schedules, and with the successive arrival of the rest of the contracted trains, they will be operated on the Cairo-Aswan line alongside the Cairo-Alexandria line.
The train is similar to the luxury trains operating in European countries, and offers the highest levels of service and luxury, and constitutes a huge quantum leap in the history of Egyptian railways.
The ministry’s statement indicated that the operation of this luxury train constitutes a huge quantum leap in the history of Egyptian railways, as the luxury trains of Telgo are similar to trains operating in European countries and will provide the highest levels of service to the public, as it is characterized by advanced modern technologies and a high operational speed that reaches 160 km / h in addition to To the presence of pneumatic systems to absorb vibrations, which achieves complete comfort for passengers at high speeds, chairs for people of determination, as well as the presence of display screens for each chair in first-class carriages and central ones in second-class carriages, as well as a WIFI system and a fire alarm system to maintain passenger safety, toilets with the latest design, and others for people with special needs. Determination, surveillance cameras, a control room to secure passengers, and a distinguished buffet that offers the highest levels to the public of passengers.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Transport had concluded a contract with the Spanish company Talgo to supply 7 new air-conditioned trains (6 trains + one train as a gift for the Egyptian people) with a total value of 157 million euros, including the maintenance contract and spare parts. And that this contract comes within the framework of the directives of the political leadership to continue implementing a plan to develop and modernize all elements of the railway system, including the fleet of mobile units, to provide the highest levels of service to citizens.