Egyptian train gets first test – run

Egipt-tren_2015-635746499925230634-523The Egyptian national railways company tested a new, partially Egyptian-made train, sending the train on a test-run between Cairo and Alexandria. Nagwa Albeer, the spokesperson for Egyptian National Railways, told Ahram Online that the train is the first that has been produced with “greater than 50 percent Egyptian contribution” to operate on the country’s railways. The fully air-conditioned train is the product of a joint manufacturing project between the state-owned Arab Organisation for Industrialisation and a Chinese company, which produced the car body.
Ahmed Hamed, the head of Egyptian National Railways, told the same newspaper that the train will not be in service until technical evaluations of its safety have been completed.

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