In the Egyptian city of Alexandria began operation of the new tram, supplied by the Ukrainian company “Tatra-Yug”.
This is with reference to Egyptian media reports of CTS.
On March 12 the head of Alexandria office of passenger transportation Khalid Eleva announced the beginning of operation of the new tram in this Egyptian city. We are talking about the car, which was supplied by company “Tatra-Yug”, the report said.
Eleva reported that the first tram has completed six trial trips without passengers. The trip took place under the supervision of Ukrainian technicians.
Later, I started a test trip and in the mode of passenger transportation.
Now the tests are completed and the tram is operated in the full mode, specified in the “Tatra-Yug”.
The head of the Alexandria office of passenger transportation, said that “the new tram is an important turning point in the Egyptian public transport system”.
He added that this should help solve the problems of traffic and air pollution.
Egyptian journalists write that the new Alexandria tram “will offer luxury trips”, as with Wi-Fi and air conditioning. It also creates the trip less noise than older models, and is equipped with a visual system of information about stops on the route.
At the beginning of 2017, “Tatra-Yug” has won the tender for delivery to Alexandria (Egypt) 15 articulated trams.
Delivery should be completed within 2.5 years from the moment of prepayment Egyptian side.
Cars for Egypt – high and have a length of 22 m.
Initially the first delivery was planned for June 2018. Plant in the river started to fulfill the order later, since the Egyptian side will not trigger a payment.
Produced for Egypt the line was tested on a network of tram routes in the river since the summer of last year.