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Commuter Train from Siemens Mobility for Egypt


Siemens Mobility is building 94 of the four-car DesiroEgypt EMU trains, half of which are double-decker, for an almost 2,000 km new rail network in Egypt, which will connect 60 cities and thus 90 percent of the population. The train presented at the Wegberg-Wildenrath Test and Validation Center is the third train from the order and bears the vehicle number 94 90 0462 303-7 EG-NAT. The 0462 series also identifies the DesiroHC, which is used in the first digit by various operators and was built as the RRX from 2017.

The version for Egypt is called DesiroEgypt and essentially differs from the previous vehicles in that it has more air conditioning and protection against flying sand. It is probably no coincidence that the interior is reminiscent of DB commuter trains, as Deutsche Bahn will be operating the new rail network in Egypt for 15 years. In addition to the 94 Desiros, Siemens Mobility will also supply 41 Vectron locomotives for freight transport and 41 eight-car Velaro high-speed trains as well as the infrastructure with eight depots and marshalling yards and will be responsible for maintenance for 15 years.

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