Alexandria Governor Mahmoud al-Sherif said Saturday night that seven new trams made in Ukraine are in operation.
“We strive to increase the efficiency and support of the public transport fleet in Alexandria and develop all vehicles using the latest technologies of modern, environmentally friendly urban transport, as well as provide comfortable and diverse means of transportation at proportional prices,” said the Sheriff during a sightseeing tour of the new trams. and buses.
The governor thanked all employees of the public transport administration in Alexandria, which he called an honorary model for the governor’s office, as it is steadily moving towards the development of its services and is concerned about providing comfortable and diverse modes of transport at affordable prices.
The head of the public transport department in Alexandria, Mohamed Zakaria, said that the total number of trams that were contracted and manufactured in Ukraine was 15.
He added that eight trams were put into operation earlier, now the remaining seven trams have been put into operation.
Egypt has signed a contract with Ukraine for the production of 15 trams, eight of which were sent to Egypt by January 2020.
The first tram runs from San Stefano to Ramle station and costs five LE per ticket. The second route is from San Stefano to Ras el Tina, which costs seven LE. According to him, the cost of the route from Raml station to Ras el-Teenager is LE 5.
Ukrainian-made trams are equipped with air conditioning, glass windows and use a passenger safety system that prevents the doors from opening until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Trams are equipped with a fire alarm system and are designed not to move until the passengers leave the car, start boarding and the door closes – another safety feature.
Tram cars are also equipped with audible and visual alerts for travelers to the next station and an audible warning for passengers to close the doors, in addition to internal radio for communication between driver, conductor and passengers during an emergency and external radio for announcement at various stations.
The wheel is also equipped with a flexible rubber system to ensure the relative quietness of trams while driving, and passengers will be able to view information about stops and routes on the electronic dashboard inside and outside the tram.
According to Zakaria, tram cars can even travel without electricity from the network for a distance of 1.5 km.
The Alexandria tram is popular among the city’s residents and has been operating since 1863.