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The Air-Conditioned Third Class Coaches For The First Time In The ENR History

posted on 12th Aug 2022 08:04

On 8 March 2022, ENR introduced the air-conditioned third-class trains for the first time in the history of railways, this being a fast service to serve the provincial capitals only, in addition to Edfu and Kom Ombo stations. The first run was on the Cairo - Aswan line with train No. 3006 at 5.15 h using the TMH-built cars, followed by train No. 3007 from Aswan to Cairo at 4.15 h on 9 March, provided that runs continued to operate on the other lines.

ENR seeks to provide a good service at a price commensurate with the public of passengers as the price of a ticket from Cairo to Aswan is 150 pounds (around 7.8 EUR). ENR confirms the availability of reservations on these trains at the ticket offices at the stations, on the application and the booking site, and there is also a buffet coach for each train to provide the passengers' needs of food and drinks.

On 12 January 2022, ENR started to incorporate a buffet coach to each rake of the TMH-built cars with the aim to meet the needs of the passengers during the journeys. Moreover, the ENR’s interest is to eliminate the negative phenomenon of street vendors existing on some trains, this in continuous coordination with the Transport Police and ENR’s administrative security personnel.

A Dunakeszi Visit

Between 28 February and 1 March 2022, Lieutenant-General, Eng. Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, and in the presence of Muhammad El-Shennawy, the Ambassador of Egypt in Hungary, visited the DJJ Dunakeszi works. He met there Mr. Sergo Kurbanov, TMH Vice President, and the company’s leaders in Hungary. 

The Minister of Transport stressed the importance of the schedules regularity of supplying and manufacturing coaches in accordance with the contract, as well as in accordance with the agreed technical specifications. The Minister added that the contract for the supply of spare parts and technical support, which was agreed upon, will be the first of its kind, as it will contribute to maintaining the level of coaches and providing the necessary service for the Egyptian passengers, in addition to what the contract will include in terms of localizing the railway industry in Egypt, through the renewal of coaches, their heavy overhauls, and the establishment of specialised workshops for the manufacture of coaches in Egypt.

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