Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth US$88 million in the construction of the Cairo metro 3 line to supply infrastructure and the signaling system for the ongoing phase 4A construction works.
This follows the agreement signed between Alstom and Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT). Gian-Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport for Middle East and Africa said they were pleased that Alstom was trusted for the new contract.
Alstom will provide ventilation system, points machines, elevators, power supply for the third rail, Urbalis 200 signaling systems and equipment and electromechanical equipment. The company will also modernize signaling systems on the Beni Suef to Asyut railway line and has previously supplied signaling systems for line 1 and 2.
Cairo metro 3 is the main line of the Cairo metro mass transit system in the greater Cairo and currently connecting Attaba in the east central Cairo with Abbasia and Heliopolis to the northeast.In future it will serve Cairo international Airport.
The project to expand the metro 3 line will take place in four phases and will include building a main and a light repair workshop.
The construction works of the line started in 2006 and it comprises of 29 stations and is expected to be completed by 2019. With this expansion the line is set to increase the number of passengers carried per day from the current 3 to 5 million by 2020.
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