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Sunday, 20 November 2022

Alstom to work on Cairo Metro Line 6

Alstom signs Metro Line 6 framework agreement: French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom signed a framework agreement with the National Authority for Tunnels to design, build and maintain Cairo Metro Line 6 on the sidelines of the COP27 summit, the company said in a statement picked up by Zawya. The 27-station, 35-km line will be the first driverless metro in Africa and will link Shubra El Kheima in the north to New Maadi in the south, the company said.

Alstom said it will supply the rolling stock, and a raft of equipment including the signaling, telecoms and ticketing systems. It didn’t disclose which other companies will work on the project or the value of the contract.

Alstom is becoming a major foreign player in Egyptian rail projects: Currently it’s leading the consortium in charge of the Sixth of October-new capital monorail and is providing new rolling stock for Metro Line 1 under an EUR 876 mn contract. It recently finished a contract to supply and install signaling and control systems for the third phase of Metro Line 3.

The Transport Ministry signed several other agreements at the conference last week, it said in a statement:

  • An MoU with Spain-based consultant TYPSA to work on feasibility studies to extend Metro Line 1;
  • An MoU with China’s AVIC International to undertake engineering, railway and electromechanical work, as well as supply trains, for the fourth phase of the electric light rail train (LRT);
  • An MoU with Alstom to set up an academy to train Egyptian railway engineers.

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