Alstom and Colas Rail Signed a Contract for the Extension of Cairo Metro Line 1
Alstom and Colas Rail JV signed a contract with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) for the extension of Cairo Metro Line 1 from the El-Marg to New El-Marg station. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth €12 million.
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.
On December 2015 Alstom had already been awarded by NAT a contract to provide a signalling system to equip the new maintenance depot of the same Line 1 which is the backbone of the Greater Cairo underground metro network and has a ridership of 2 million passengers per day.
Alstom is present in Egypt with 220 employees and has been a partner of the country for more than 30 years, implementing different solutions from trains to infrastructure and from signalling to services. The Company’s involvement in Cairo metro dates back to the early 80’s.