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Knorr-Bremse Is To Equip Egyptian Trains

posted on 4th Aug 2022 09:53

Knorr-Bremse has been awarded a major supply contract by Siemens Mobility to equip trains for Egypt. Starting in 4th quarter of 2023 and extending to 1st quarter of 2026, Knorr-Bremse will be equipping 15 high-speed Velaro Egypt units with braking systems and entrance systems. The order includes an option for the equipment of another 26 trainsets.

In addition, Knorr-Bremse’s Evac brand will supply sanitary systems for 34 Desiro High Capacity regional passenger trains built by Siemens Mobility for the Egyptian market, including an option for another 60 sanitary systems.

The Velaros will run between Alexandria and other major Egyptian hubs, carrying millions of passengers each year at speeds of up to 230 km/h. The orders were placed with Knorr-Bremse in the first and second quarters of 2022. The braking systems will include all bogie equipment, axle-mounted and wheel brake calipers, steel discs and sintered pads, as well as brake control systems with integrated smart braking computers. Compressed air will be supplied by enclosed PistonSupply Eco compressors. The braking system as a whole will deliver safe, highly efficient braking performance in Egypt’s hot, dusty and consequently rather challenging desert climate.

Similarly, Knorr-Bremse will supply service-proven, reliable and pressure-tight doors – including boarding aids – for the Velaros through the Group’s global IFE brand, the world’s leading supplier of rail vehicle entrance systems. In addition, Knorr-Bremse will be fitting 34 of Siemens Mobility’s Desiro High Capacity regional trains with a total of 136 toilet systems, including a new type of bidet function.

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