Alstom consortium signs contract for Cairo Metro Line 1 extension

18 March 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A consortium led by Alstom has signed a contract with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for the extension of Cairo Metro Line 1 in Egypt.

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A consortium comprising of Alstom and Colas Rail has signed an agreement for the extension of Cairo’s Metro Line 1 from El-Marg to New El-Marg station. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth €12 million.

Cairo Metro Line 1 extension includes 1.2 km of double tracks and one new station

The project will include the construction of 1.2 km of double tracks and one new station (New El-Marg) that will have to be connected to the main line and to the control centre of Line 1. The extension will allow NAT to provide a more efficient service in the area of El Marg, which is carrying more and more passengers every day. Alstom’s scope of work for this project includes the design, supply and installation of power supply, signalling and telecommunications equipment. Works will not interrupt the operation of the line and will last 24 months.

In December 2015, NAT awarded Alstom a contract to provide a signalling system for the new maintenance depot of the same Line 1. The line is said to be the backbone of the Greater Cairo underground metro network and has a ridership of 2 million passengers per day.

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