Egyptian National Railways (ENR) awarded Transmashholding-Hungary a €1bn five-year contract in 2018 to supply 1300 coaches including 500 third-class vehicles. TMH says delivery of the first 30 is due to start in spring 2020.
Technical specifications were approved in July allowing the two prototypes to be manufactured for testing and certification.
The third-class coaches have 88 seats, two toilets, LED lights and forced-air ventilation. The coaches are mounted on cradleless bogies and have two-stage leaf-spring suspension.
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