The Minister of Transport announces the arrival of the first new metro train as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 32 new air-conditioned trains to work in the third metro line in parallel with the completion of the implementation of the fourth stage and the development of business in the third stage of the third metro line with a total cost of 6,361 billion pounds

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The Minister of Transport announces the arrival of the first new metro train as part of a deal to manufacture and supply 32 new air-conditioned trains to work in the third metro line in parallel with the completion of the implementation of the fourth stage and the development of business in the third stage of the third metro line with a total cost of 6,361 billion pounds

The Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General \ Kamel Al-Wazir announced the arrival of the ship (Glafz Carriage) to Alexandria Port coming from Masan Port in South Korea with the first new subway train on board a contract to manufacture and supply 32 new air-conditioned trains and a train maintenance contract for eight years. It was contracted to work on the third metro line between the Ministry of Transport represented by the National Tunnels Authority and South Korea's Hyundai Rotem With a total cost of 317 million Euros + 640 million Egyptian pounds (from the public treasury of the state) and the equivalent of 6361 million pounds, whereby the foreign portion is funded through a soft loan from the Korean government with many concessions (a cure period of 20 years and a repayment period of 33 years) in addition to accumulating 10 Trains out of a total of 32 trains in Egypt through technical support for Hyundai and its support for local manufacturing in Egypt Adding that the train was unloaded from the ship coming from Korea after applying all preventive and protective precautions against the Corona virus to the crew of the ship carrying the train in addition to sterilizing the ship and the train and the docks and marine units with direct dealing with the crews of the ship, then put the train on the railway tracks in the port in preparation for its transfer to the metro workshop in Shubra to perform experimental tests, in preparation for its inclusion of the fleet of trains currently operating on the third line, which number 15 trains. The Minister of Transport pointed out that the arrival of this train comes in parallel with the arrival of the third batch of a deal to manufacture and supply 110 new railway tractors and several days before the arrival of the first batch of a deal to manufacture and supply 1300 new railway vehicles to passengers so that these supplies represent one of the fruits of the huge contracts that were contracted and supply it during the period of His Excellency President \ Abdel Fattah El-Sisi -the president of the Republic, especially with the period of six years since his Excellency assumed the responsibility of the presidency of the republic The minister added that the new train has many distinctive specifications, as it has a high-capacity air conditioning system and was provided with a safe passage that allows passengers to move between vehicles for more comfort in normal operating conditions. It was also provided with television cameras installed in the introduction to the central control of the railway, inside the vehicles there are LCD screens It is not to be used to provide passengers with information about the trip, or it can be used commercially to broadcast paid commercial advertisements. There is a screen at the top of the side doors to inform passengers of the name of the final station before they board the train, as places for wheelchairs have been allocated and provided with means to install to assist people with special needs in the process of movement as well as providing vehicles with maps on top of passenger doors from the inside showing the path through luminous bulbs to help the hearing loss, pointing out that all these features will represent a distinct shift in the level of service provided to the passenger public pointing until the second train is scheduled to arrive in July 2020, and the rest of the trains will continue to arrive according to the specified schedule This is to accommodate the expected increase in the number of passengers, which will reach 450 thousand passengers / day after the opening of the second part of the fourth stage, which ends with Adly Mansour Station, which is a pioneering model for multimodal transport, indicating that an integrated transport complex will be implemented in it on an area of ​​15 acres and will be Connecting it to Cairo International Airport by BRT bus (Bus Rapid Transit : a high-quality bus-based system Fast, Comfortable, reliable and improved capacity, also called transit way or busway) line with a length of 3 km (2 km tunnel - 500 meters open tunnel - 500 meters surface) and a total cost of $ 280 million The Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General \ Kamel Al-Wazir, had previously cooperated with the Korean Hyundai Rotem to supply 20 train lines for the first line, all of which entered the service, as they were manufactured with the participation of the Arab Company for Railroad Equipment Company (SEMAF) in support of national industries, as well as manufacturing and supplying 6 trains at a cost of about 131 million dollars in favor of the second metro line within the integrated plan developed by the Ministry of Transport to develop the first and second lines at a cost exceeding 30 billion pounds, as a contribution from the state in replacing and renewing the first and second lines to maintain their safety and maintenance to improve the service provided to the Egyptian citizen. 16/6/2020

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