Knorr-Bremse wins braking systems contract for Egypt coaches

Braking systems contract for Egypt TMH International awarded Knorr-Bremse a braking systems contract for Egypt 1,300 new passenger cars. All the new coaches will be equipped with pneumatic braking systems that will be delivered to TMH International in several batches between now and the end of 2022.

This is “Knorr-Bremse’s largest ever individual equipment order in Egypt. It is our first joint original equipment project in Egypt with our partner TMH International. Along with our global production network, one of the key reasons we were awarded the contract is our established successful presence in Egypt’s growing rail transportation market,” said Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division.

“Our braking systems are key to the long-term modernisation of rail transport in Egypt and to delivering enhanced mobility for the people who live there. As the technology helps to connect some of the country’s major cities, it can also contribute to tackling road congestion,” said adds Mark Cleobury, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems.

The first cars are scheduled to enter regular passenger service in the third quarter of 2020.

In 2018 the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) and Transmashholding-Hungary Kft signed a EUR 1 billion contract for the supply of 1,300 passenger cars in different versions. 5 types of cars will be produced and delivered of which 500 – 3 class cars with forced ventilation, 500 – 3 class cars with air conditioning, 180 – 2 class cars with air conditioning, 90 – 1 class cars with air conditioning and 30 – 2 class cars with air conditioning and cafeteria.

One year later, TMH unveiled two prototypes for third-class passenger cars at Tver Carriage Works plant. In 2020, the two cars entered dynamic tests in Hungary and delivered in March.

Transmashholding has presented two prototype third-class passenger cars to the Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel al Wazir, during a visit at Tver Carriage Works plant.


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