Egyptians liked Russian passenger cars

The National Administration of Egyptian Railways announced the possibility of obtaining travel passes for the citizens of the country on Russian-made cars equipped with dynamic ventilation. The popular Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm writes about this.

This service can be issued at all ticket offices throughout the country. The publication notes, with reference to the relevant department, that a subscription for traveling in Russian-made cars will be made available for different periods (1, 3, 9 and 12 months) at the request of each passenger.

It should be noted that the cars produced by the Russian company, which replace old, morally and physically obsolete platforms, are very popular in Egypt. On social networks, the Egyptians do not hide their enthusiasm for the design and convenience of Russian products. However, there are also negative reviews. They mainly concern the construction of the seats and the excessively high price of the ticket for the "Russian train".

It is noteworthy that one of the users posted a video on YouTube, thanks to which foreign users can also compare the conditions in old trains with those in new modern cars.

New passenger cars were assembled at the Tver Carriage Works under a contract signed by the Russian-Hungarian consortium Transmashholding Hungary Kft and the Egyptian National Railways company in September 2018. The contract provides for the manufacture and supply of 1300 passenger cars of various models of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.

Cars for Egypt have successfully passed certification tests in Hungary at the KTI Research Institute, where, among other things, the level of noise generated by the rolling stock, dynamic tests of driving performance and braking systems were measured. The tests were carried out at speeds of 80 km / h and 120 km / h.

Several consignments of wagons will be sent to the Arab country this year and next. Completion of the contract is scheduled for 2023.

For the Russian Federation, this is a very important foreign order for industrial products, especially notable for the fact that it is associated specifically with the civilian sphere, and not with the military.

It is worth noting that, despite all the praise for the passenger cars made in the Russian Federation, the Egyptians bought ES30ACi locomotives for their railways in the United States. They are currently supplied by Wabtec under a contract previously concluded by the Arab side with General Electric.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 28 March 2021 10: 07
    Cars for Egypt have successfully passed certification tests in Hungary,

    It is not clear why Egypt needs certification in Hungary? To what request I understand if the wagons were sold to the EU. We bought a batch of small wagons and tested it for ourselves and saw whether it would run or not.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 28 March 2021 11: 11
      It is not clear why Egypt needs certification in Hungary?

      European certificate for inexpensive.
      1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
        Afinogen (Afinogen) 28 March 2021 11: 30
        Well, if the trailers were to be sold in the EU, it is clear (which is probably not realistic) Well, why should Egypt? Yes, and I doubt that it is not expensive. For not inexpensively, we would have done it ourselves lol
        1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) 28 March 2021 12: 34
          The counterparty often requires international certificates.
  2. Ivan Nikolsky Offline Ivan Nikolsky
    Ivan Nikolsky (Ivan Nikolsky) 28 March 2021 14: 50
    Yes, there are "trains" in Egypt, unless they sit on roofs, this was the case in Russia during the Civil War, by the way, in "Ukraine" the situation is about the same, but you can't go to the toilet, it just pulls ...
  3. alexprint1 Offline alexprint1
    alexprint1 (Alexander) 15 May 2021 09: 56
    Horror. Even in the days of the USSR, we did not have such cars ...