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The EKCM M22 stock is a type of rolling stock used by the El Kadsre City Metro and was introduced in 1986 to replace the Red Carrier and Makoto trains following the failed refurbishment of the respective trains. The stock shares similarities with the London Underground 1983 Stock and the London Underground 1986 Stock trains and they are the first trains to feature dot matrix desto boxes as well as the last to feature manual-opening saloon doors.

History

In 1985, following the failure of the Red Carrier and Makato refurbishment program, the Public Transport Authority of the Vlokozu Union put up the rights to build a new set of El Kadsre City Metro stock for use on the then-3 lines of the service for bidding. The winner of the bidding process was Metro-Cammell, who built the M22 stock at their Washwood Heath factory in Birmingham. The first units arrived at Fukushima Port in El Kadsre City on January 3, 1986 amid snowy conditions and a ice breaking ship having issues whilst helping the British container ship containing the M22's arrive at port. Two of the M22 units which had been deck cargo received freeze and corrosion damage and were sent to A. Hougaard & Co., Stuartsville for remedial attention before entering service.

Accidents and incidents

  • During the 30 November 2001 El Kadsre bombings, a bomb was detonated inside EKCM M22 unit #15 as it stopped at Fujioka Square. #15 was badly damaged but was rebuilt by Takusa Railway Equipment, Edinburgh in 2002. The face of M22 unit #15 survived, while the main body had to be scrapped and replaced by a new body assembled from spare parts.
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