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Alstom delivers first two Innovia 300 monorail trains to Cairo

Alstom delivers first two Innovia 300 monorail trains to Cairo
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12 / 09 / 2021

Alstom’s first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for the Cairo Monorail project have arrived in Cairo after being completed at Alstom’s Derby UK factory, with propulsion systems application led by Alstom’s site in Trapaga, Spain. The dispatch of the first 8 fully automated, driverless cars out of 70 trains (a total of 280 cars) is a major milestone in the Cairo Monorail project, Egypt’s first two monorail lines, linking the New Capital City and 6th October City to Greater Cairo.

In August 2019, an Alstom-led consortium composed of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors signed a €2.7bn contract to design, implement, operate, and maintain the two lines. The project includes a 54 km line connecting the New Administrative City with East Cairo and a second 42 km line connecting 6th of October City with Giza.

Both lines are expected to open in 2023. After the construction phase is completed, the Alstom-led consortium will provide 30 years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for both lines.

Egypt is committed to developing and improving mobility services for its citizens, reducing traffic congestion and reducing environmental impact. The Innovia 300 monorail system allows you to quickly build high-capacity lines at a lower cost. After reaching maximum capacity, each of the two Cairo lines will be able to carry 45,000 passengers per hour in each direction. The Innovia 300 monorail system is equipped with the proven Alstom Cityflo 650 solution for communication-based train control. The benefits of this flagship technology include high reliability, operational flexibility, shorter train intervals, increased safety and lower maintenance costs. The Alstom Mitrac propulsion system provides high reliability and maintainability, and thanks to the permanent magnet motor, it provides the best energy consumption.

Alstom has been a partner with Egyptian railways since 1971, continuously supporting the development of the country's rail infrastructure. Over the years, Alstom Egypt has established a local talent pool and a Center of Excellence (COE) related to alarm systems, power supply and repair shops to support projects in its Africa, Middle East and Central Asia (AMECA) region. It is this rich heritage that has enabled Alstom to make a significant contribution to the development of the Egyptian rail industry. Alstom currently employs about 500 people in Egypt and is currently working on projects, including upgrading the signaling system on the Beni Sueife - Assut line.

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