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Alstom Signs Two Contracts For Line 3 Cairo Metro System

Posted on June 23, 2009

Alstom and its partners have signed two contracts with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for Line 3 of the Cairo metro system, in Egypt. The contracts concern the second phase of construction of Line 3 of Cairo’s metro system, linking the Abbasiya district with Al-Ahram, a distance of six kilometres. The line will ultimately extend 33 km, from the Cairo airport to Imbaba.

Leader of the consortium, Alstom will provide the Urbalis 200 Train Control system, points machines and station signalling equipment. Alstom’s share of this contract is worth around US$35 million. Moreover, as part of another consortium Alstom will design and supply electromechanical systems for the four stations on this section of the line. The value of this contract awarded to the SEP Colas/Alstom is worth around US$95 million.

These two new contracts follow Phase 1 of the project, for which the two consortiums were selected in January 2007. The NAT customer has opted for technological continuity in its signalling and telecommunications systems and equipment. Alstom has already supplied the signalling equipment and infrastructure for Lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo metro system, as well as the rolling stock for Line 1. This new order consolidates Alstom’s position in Egypt at a time when the country has embarked on a rail expansion initiative.

To date, more than 3,000 Métropolis cars have been sold worldwide, over half in Asia. Alstom has put into service the Singapore metro’s North-East and Circle lines, the largest automated metro system in the world. In 2008, Alstom delivered the automatic metro in Lausanne, Switzerland. The same year, the company delivered and commissioned the new Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) system on Line 2 of the Beijing metro in less than 24 months. About Alstom

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