Egypt Railway to buy 50 new locomotives from Siemens

The negotiations also include maintenance works for 50 of Siemens Henschel, a model that has been efficiently operating in Egypt since the 70s

  
A boy looks through the window of an old electric tram in Alexandria, Egypt March 16, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A boy looks through the window of an old electric tram in Alexandria, Egypt March 16, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Egypt Railway Authority is in talks with global technology giant Siemens to buy 50 new locomotives, said Arab Finance Brokerage, citing a senior source.

The negotiations also include maintenance works for 50 of Siemens Henschel, a model that has been efficiently operating in Egypt since the 70s, it stated.

Last month, Egypt had announced that it had received 20 new locomotives from GE Transportation, it added.

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