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.
The consortium will supply Egyptian National Railways 500 third-class cars. The first deliveries are expected in spring of 2020.
The prototypes are manufactured under the contract for the supply of 1,300 passenger cars signed with the Russian-Hungarian consortium TMH Hungary, in September 2018. The deliveries are expected to be completed within the next 5 years.
Each car has 88 seats, two toilet modules, and they are equipped with LED lights and forced-air ventilation system. The new cars have two-stage leaf-spring suspension, providing smooth operation.
This summer, the Ministry granted the consortium the approval for the technical issues of the third-class car, which allowed the production of prototypes for testing and certification.
Under the contract, the consortium will deliver 500 three-class car with forced ventilation, 500 three-car class with air conditioning, 180 two-class car with air conditioning, 90 first-class car with air conditioning and 30 two-class air conditioning and cafeteria cars.
EUR 1 billion is the total value of the agreement.