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Alstom awarded a signalling contract to equip the line 1 maintenance depot of the Cairo metro

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Alstom has been awarded by National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) a contract worth 15 million to provide a signalling system to equip the new maintenance depot of the Cairo metro line 1. The solution will be deployed in the course of 2017.

This is part of NAT's project to upgrade its metro line 1 built in 1989 which is the backbone of the Greater Cairo underground metro network. The line ridership is 2 million passengers per day.

Alstom will provide the computer-based interlocking (CBI [1]) system which will guarantee the safety of the trains while moving in the depot. Alstom will also supply SCADA for traffic and traction, and telecommunications equipment that will provide fire detection, sound equipment, and phone and CCTV[2] services.

This follows two contracts awarded this year by NAT to Alstom for the supply of signalling and infrastructure solutions for Phase 3 [3]  and 4A [4]  of line 3 of the Cairo metro.

[1] Computer Based Interlocking
[2] Closed-Circuit TeleVision
[3] Contracts worth a total of 190 ml signed in Nov. 2015 to provide signalling system and infrastructure
[4] Contracts worth a total amount of 80 ml signed in Feb. 2015 to provide signalling system & infrastructure