The completion of the work of downloading 20 new railway tractors at berth 66 in Alexandria Port

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The completion of the work of downloading 20 new railway tractors at berth 66 in Alexandria Port

The Minister of Transport: The coming month will witness the operation of a number of trains consisting of railway tractors and rail vehicles, all new within the framework of a comprehensive new plan to operate the railway that depends on providing the highest level of service to assist the public passengers

The Minister of Transport - Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel AlWazer - announced that the work continues of operating the 20 new tractors that arrived in Alexandria port, which represents the third batch of a new railway manufacturing and supply deal, rehabilitating 81 tractors from the current fleet and supplying long-term spare parts for a period of 15 years, including technical support amounting to $ 602.05 million as a total cost, adding that after the arrival of this batch, the fourth batch of 20 other new rail tractors that were shipped and it is planned to arrive before the end of this month, 70 new tractors will have arrived from the deal before the end of this month Pointing out that the first 10 tractors that arrived last December were operating on railroads, the rest of the new tractors will enter service in July 2020, where they will be installed with the new railroad vehicles batches that will start from the end of this month, as part of a new operating plan that depends on operating a number of trains consisting of locomotives and rail vehicles are all new to improve the level of services provided to passengers and within the framework of the comprehensive plan to operate the railways, which depends on providing the highest level of service to the public passengers, pointing out that part of these new tractors will be operated on cargo trains, successively the supply of the rest of the GE tractors will proceed according to the supply schedule agreed upon within the framework of the comprehensive railway operation plan that relies on providing the highest level of service to the public passengers, indicating that part of these new tractors will be operated on cargo trains and the supply of the rest of the GE tractor deal will continue in succession, according to the agreed supply schedule in the framework of The comprehensive plan for operating the railways, which depends on providing the highest level of service to the public passengers, pointing out that part of these new tractors will be operated on cargo trains and will continue to supply the rest of the GE tractors deal according to the agreed supply schedule, the Minister of Transport indicated that the tractors that are manufactured are inspected by technical committees of the railways, with regard to the rehabilitation of 81 General Electric tractors, which was inside the Tebeen Railway Workshop, a number of 7 tractors have been completed and will continue Rehabilitation of the rest of the tractors and their entry into operation according to the specified timetable, indicating that these tractors are subject to continuous technical follow-up, make sure of their technical readiness, that each tractor has a technical file with which it is registered everything related to the tractor and its own years and other various technical matters, Lieutenant General Engineer \ Kamel AlWazer – said that The ministry contracted 260 new tractors, reviewed, rehabilitated, and repaired 172 tractors of existing fleet with major international companies specializing in this field (110 new GE tractors and rehabilitation of 81 GE tractors - manufacturing and supplying 50 new tractors with the American company PRL also to modernize 50 tractors from the current fleet and performed massive overhaul for 41 other tractors from the current fleet, as well as to a long-term maintenance contract for 15 A special year for 141 tractors, the total value of the deal was 466.3 million dollars to 100 new tractors, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with an estimated value of 290 million Euros) adding that the new contracts will strongly support the traction force in the new rail and will contribute to a significant qualitative shift in the level of service provided to the passenger public. It is worth noting that the first batch of tractors, which number 10 tractors, may reach the port of Alexandria in December 2019 and the value of its supply reached 27.05 million dollars. Measure from the resources of the Self-Railroad Authority (Ticket Governance - Fines - Exploiting Railways Assets - Advertising Investment) and on the first new tractors joining the fleet of tractors of the Egyptian Railways since 10 years (2009), while the Port of Alexandria witnessed the arrival of the second batch of tractors, which number 20 in March 2020

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