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Alstom Egypt and National Authority for tunnels celebrate the entry into commercial service of the “Heliopolis” metro station

20 October 2019 – The Egyptian Minister of Transport, Lieutenant General Kamel El Wazir, has inaugurated the “Heliopolis” station for Cairo Metro Line 3 phase 4A. The event took place in the presence of Dr. Essam Wally the Chairman of NAT (National Authority for Tunnels); Mr. Dimosthenis Ermilios, Projects Director at Alstom Egypt and Mr Ihab Samir, Project Manager at Alstom Egypt.

In December 2015, NAT awarded Alstom a contract to provide the design, construction and maintenance of the Urbalis 200 signalling system for 4 underground stations, including an ASCV computer-based interlocking[1], fixed block ATC system including onboard ATP and ATO, an Iconis system[2] (for centralized control traffic & power) and traction power supply system.

Considered as the largest subway station in the Middle East and Africa, “Heliopolis” station covers an area of ​​about 10,000 square meters and has 8 entrances and exits.

“Alstom Egypt is very pleased to participate in the inauguration of the “Heliopolis” station by Egyptian Minister of Transport, in the presence of our customer NAT and all our Egyptian Stakeholders. We are proud to deliver our world leading metro solutions for Cairo Metro line. This great milestone confirms our commitment to always better serve our customer and to build a true, lasting partnership with our All our customers in Egypt.” says Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director of Alstom Egypt.

Alstom has been present in Egypt for more than 30 years with over 380 employees and has been a partner of the country providing a broad range of solutions, from trains to infrastructure, signalling and services. The company’s involvement with the Cairo metro dates to the early 1980s.

[1] ASCV: Computer Based Interlocking of Urbalis 200
[2] ICONIS System: Automatic Train Supervision System for traffic & traction