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Monday, 23 April 2018

GE to begin delivering refurbished locomotives in November, new units in 2H2019

Egypt is due to start receiving its 100 new locomotives from General Electric as of 2H2019, a cabinet statement said yesterday. GE will also begin in November delivering the 81 locomotives it had been upgrading under its USD 575 mn agreement with the government. Sources said last month that the Transport Ministry plans to put the newly-refurbished locomotives into service before the end of 2018. The ministry has been working to overhaul the railway sector with help from the private sector, whose participation in the sector was made possible with the passing of the Railway Act earlier this month.

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