Talgo bags Egyptian order for new night trains

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Talgo will be manufacturing seven new train sets for night services for Egyptian National Railways (ENR), the company announced last week. The order is valued at around 280 million euros.

The new contract also includes maintenance operations for a period of 15 years. The first trains ares slated for delivery in 2024. Production will take place at the Talgo factories in Alava and Madrid, whereas maintenance will be carried out in Egypt itself.

The new order coincides with the completion of on-track tests in Egypt of the six new trains ordered by ENR back in 2019. The train sets comprise a locomotive and up to 15 passenger cars. They will be put into service on Egypt so-called backbone, a railway line approximately parallel to the Nile River that connects the Mediterranean port of Alexandria to Aswan in the south. The 2019 deal carried a value of 158 million euros and includes 8 years’ worth of maintenance.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Chief Editor, RailTech.com

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