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Alstom puts into service the Quseia Sector of the Beni Suef-Assuyt railway line in Egypt

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  • 9th commissioned sector of Beni Suef- Assuyt (BSA) line
  • 15 km length connected with Abu-Qurqas, Roda, Mallawi and Deirut stations

14 July 2021 – Alstom has successfully installed and commissioned its SIL 4 signalling Electronic Interlocking System (IXL solution-Smartlock 400 GP), including a support system and SCADA that supervises and controls different subsystems, based on Alstom Iconis, TLC system and 11 kv power supply sub-station. Quseia is considered the 9th commissioned sector of the Beni Suef- Assuyt line.

Quseia sector length is 15 km and connected with Abu-Qurqas, Roda, Mallawi and Deirut stations which are already in service. Overall, the length commissioned is 131 km with 9 stations, 40 level crossings and 186-point machines, and this inauguration happens one week after the inauguration of the automatic area of Samalut sector. The automatic area of Samalut is 6 km with one secondary building.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Eng. Mostafa Shahin, Head of Signaling System at ENR, Eng., Emad Assad, Upper Egypt Zone Manager at ENR, Eng., Ashraf Khalifa, Head of Operation Department, Eng., Mohamed Magdy, BSA Executive Project Manager at ENR, Eng., Mohamed Fawzy, Operations Manager at ENR, and Mr. Ramzi Agoudjil, Alstom Egypt BSA Project Director.

“I am proud and inspired by the way our company has risen to this challenge, thank you to each and every one of you for your contribution, and let’s continue to work together.”

Mohamed Khalil
Managing Director for Alstom in Egypt

Alstom has been a partner to Egypt’s railways since 1971 and has continuously supported railway infrastructure development in the country. Over these years, Alstom Egypt has established a local talent pool and Center of Excellence (CoE) related to signalling, power supply and depot equipment to support projects across its Africa, Middle East and Central Asia region. It is this rich heritage that has enabled Alstom to make a significant contribution to Egypt’s rail industry development. Today, Alstom employs approximately 500 people in Egypt and its current projects include the modernisation of signalling system on the Beni Sueif – Assyut line and two monorail lines for Cairo.

Alstom remains fully committed to the principles of operating an ethical business and sets clear guidelines in order to deal with public authorities and customers.

Alstom™, Smartlock 400 and Iconis are protected trademarks of the Alstom Group.