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Alstom to supply signalling, infrastructure for Cairo metro line

Posted on March 3, 2015

Cairo Metro Line 1. Photo by Hajor via Wikimedia Commons.
Cairo Metro Line 1. Photo by Hajor via Wikimedia Commons.

Alstom has signed two contracts with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to supply the signalling system1 and the infrastructure2 of the phase 4A of Cairo metro line 3, currently under construction. Alstom’s shares in these contracts are worth around $90 million.

Cairo’s metro carries 3 million passengers per day and this number should reach 5 million by 2020. Its network includes two fully operational lines and a third line, partially opened, whose construction is being carried out in different phases3. Phase 4A of line 3, which covers 4 miles and comprises 5 stations, will be completed in early 2018.

For the phase 4A of Cairo metro line 3, Alstom will provide its Urbalis 200 signalling system as well as points machines and station signalling equipment. The company will also provide electromechanical equipment including power supply to feed the third rail, ventilation system and elevators/escalators. With this extension, the line will carry over 750,000 passengers per day in total safety, according to the company.

A long-time partner of the Cairo metro, Alstom has provided trains as well as infrastructure, signalling and services solutions for lines 1 and 2. In January 2015, Alstom has also signed a contract to modernise the signalling systems on the regional railway line from Beni Suef to Asyut.

(1) In consortium with Thales
(2)  in consortium with Colas Rail, Orascom, and ARABCO
(3)  Phases: 1, 2, 3, and 4 A-B-C. Phase 1, opened in 2012 - Alstom provided: signalling, telecom and electromechanical equipment. Phase 2, inaugurated partially in May 2014 - Alstom provided the signalling, centralized control and telecommunication equipment in partnership with Thales, and traction supply equipment in partnership with Colas Rail. Phase 3 has not yet been awarded.

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