Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir traveled to Spain to explorethe delivery of the first batch of Talgo trains by the end of 2021.

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The deal, worth 226 million euros, provides for the supply of six trains for Egypt. The contract, signed in 2020, set the delivery date for the first batch of 2021, but due to COVID-19, a delay is possible.

This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to egypttoday.com.

The minister noted that from January only new and modernized trains will run on Egyptian railways. He added that work is underway to install turnstiles at all stations in order to exclude boarding trains without tickets.

In conclusion, the Minister of Transport stressed that the size of the budget allocated for the restoration of the Egyptian railway sector is 200 billion lei ($ 10.88 billion).

The delivery of 110 General Electric trains was completed earlier this year, and the delivery of 1,300 passenger cars from Transmashholding is still on going.

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