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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Egypt to manufacture first double-decker train by year’s end

The Arab Organization for Industry’s (AOI) railways factory SEMAF is planning to complete Egypt’s first locally-manufactured double-decker train by the end of 2018, factory director Abdel Rahman Hussein tells Al Watan. The factory is now working to secure all the materials needed to produce prototypes after the National Railway Authority (NRA) approved the designs for the new trains, which aim to increase railway capacity by 40-60%. The new trains are part of the government’s plans to overhaul the railway sector, which is expected to see ticket prices rise at the start of the new fiscal year in July.

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