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Alstom Egypt Successfully Commissions 5 Stations on Cairo Metro Line 3

Alstom Egypt Successfully Commissions 5 Stations on Cairo Metro Line 3
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Cairo Metro Line 3
16 / 05 / 2024

Alstom has successfully supplied, tested, and commissioned part of Cairo Metro line 3 – Ph3C with 5 stations from Kit Kat to Cairo University.

His Excellency, the Minister of Transport Kamel El Wazir, witnessed the trial operation in the presence of Dr. Tarek Gewaily, Chairman of NAT (National Authority for Tunnels), Mena Azer and Ahmed Abdelhady Project Managers of Alstom Egypt.

Ramy Salah, Managing Director of Alstom Egypt, stated, “We are proud to have contributed to the improvement of line 3 of the Cairo metro, providing Alstom’s Urbalis signaling solution. Thanks to the remarkable work of our teams, we are improving transport conditions for Egyptians. We remain committed to working with the Egyptian government to meet their expectations and contributing to the development of local competencies to meet Egypt’s 2030 vision.”

This successful trial operation is part of a series of milestones achieved by Alstom. With the Urbalis solution, an advanced signaling system, we help operators to ease commuter congestion. Constantly upgraded, the solution aids urban operators in maximizing their performance and capacity while providing standard supervision and control supporting their operational needs. Designed for heavy ridership metros, the system offers a considerable range of functions that improve headway and average speed performance. Alstom's signaling solution will enable the whole Cairo metro Line 3 to run at speeds of 80 km/h across 34 stations, 41.2km, and an ultimate capacity of 60,000 passengers per hour and direction. The line is operating for 19 hours a day serving and transporting Egyptian citizens.

Alstom has been present in Egypt for over 40 years and has contributed to supporting the strong trend of railway infrastructure development in the country. Over decades, Alstom Egypt has developed a local talent pool that is today in charge of a center of excellence related to signaling, Power Supply, and Depot Equipment that is supporting our projects within the AMECA region. It is this heritage that has allowed Alstom Egypt to make a significant contribution to Egypt’s rail industry development.


Source: Alstom Press Releases