Egypt has received a fifth train under the deal with South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem to supply 32 new modernised trains for Cairo Metro’s Line 3, Transport Minister Kamel El-Wazir announced on Friday.
El-Wazir said the new trains will be equipped with an air conditioning system and a corridor that allows passengers to move from one carriage to another while the train is in motion.
They will also be equipped with closed-circuit television cameras for central oversight and LCD screens inside trains to provide passengers with information about their trip alongside paid advertisements.
The 32 new trains are part of the 2017 deal between the National Authority for Tunnels and Hyundai Rotem. The deal costs an estimated 317 million euros and EGP 640 million, which is being provided by the state treasury.