ENR Talgo intercity train
Artistic impression of Talgo 230 for Egypt. CREDIT: Talgo

In pics: Talgo 230 intercity trains for Egypt

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo and the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) signed a contract in April 2019 for the supply of six intercity trainsets that will operate on the Alexandria, Cairo and Aswan rail corridor.

Each trainset is composed of a diesel-electric locomotive, a technical/power car, 13 passenger coaches and one restaurant car.

ENR Talgo intercity train

Under the €126m contract financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Talgo will supply 6 diesel-electric locomotives, 6 power cars, 78 air-conditioned passenger cars (30 first-class and 48 second-class) and 6 restaurant cars.

Talgo will also maintain the trains for 8 years under a maintenance contract valued at €32m.

The Talgo 230 trainsets will carry up to 492 passengers and travel at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

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The trainsets are currently in the production stage with delivery expected to begin in March.

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{All Images courtesy of Talgo}

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