November 03, 2015

Egypt to procure long-distance passenger trains

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ENR's existng passenger train fleet is nearing the end of its life. ENR's existng passenger train fleet is nearing the end of its life. Richard Gennis

EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has issued a general procurement notice regarding its plans to upgrade the passenger service on the busy 208km Cairo – Alexandria corridor and possibly on the 879km main line from Cairo south to Luxor and Aswan.


ENR was granted a €126m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERDB) in May 2014 and it intends to use this to fund the procurement of a fleet of energy-efficient locomotive-hauled passenger trains. The contract would also cover maintenance of the new trains.

 

ENR plans to start the tendering process for the project before the end of this year.

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