Alstom to supply infrastructure for Cairo Metro
The 78km-long metro network includes two complete lines, with a third partially open due to construction in different phases
Alstom signed two contracts with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to supply a signalling and telecommunications system and infrastructure for the phase three of Cairo metro line 3 currently under construction.
Both contracts are worth a total of around $204.6m (€190m).
Line 3 of Cairo metro is scheduled to be fully completed in early 2022.
Cairo’s metro carries three million passengers per day and this number should reach five million by 2020.
The 78km-long metro network includes two complete lines, with a third partially open due to construction in different phases.
This line, in the next phase of construction, will see an extra 17.7km and 15 stations added. Once extended, line 3 will be able to carry over 1.5 million passengers per day.
Alstom will provide its signalling solution Urbalis including Iconis at the operating control centre as well as point machines and station signalling equipment.
The company will also provide electromechanical equipment including power substations to feed the third rail, ventilation system and elevators/escalators.
“We are pleased that NAT has entrusted Alstom with these new contracts. These new projects will undoubtedly strengthen our partnership with NAT that started more than 30 years ago. We are committed to accompany our customer in the further development of Cairo’s metro network to meet the growing demand for mobility” said Gian-Luca Erbacci, senior vice president of Alstom for Middle East and Africa.