19 June 2020 y.

The First Batch of Coaches for Egyptian National Railways Left Russia

The first batch of passenger train carriages, manufactured by TMH for Egyptian National Railways (ENR), was delivered to a Saint-Petersburg seaport and shipped to the customer by sea.

This shipment of the first batch is an important milestone of a grand project to produce and deliver to ENR a total of 1300 passenger rail vehicles worth over 1 billion Euros. By the end of the month, the first vehicles will reach a seaport in Alexandria, where a TMH service team will help put them into service.

Such a massive project that involves development, production, and shipment of passenger train carriages for the 1435 rail gauge to a far-abroad customer is being executed in Russia for the first time. It will have a significant multiplicative economic effect on the involved suppliers, not only providing workload, but also an experience producing components in compliance with European standards.

This 1300-unit contract is the largest purchase in the history of ENR, jointly financed by the Russian and Hungarian export-import banks. The production will be divided between Russia (TMH Tver Plant) and Hungary (Dunakeszi Járműjavító). The project is supported by the Russian Government, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the corresponding institutions of Egypt and Hungary. This is the largest export project for TMH, one of the largest deals in the industry in the recent years, and one of the most important cooperative projects between Russia and Hungary. 

A variety of 5 various types of service will be manufactured. The vehicles comply with all safety regulations and provide a modern level of comfort. The lifecycle of the coaches will span over 40 years in both continental and seashore climates of Egypt.