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    Egyptian track renewal and resignalling contract signed


    EGYPT: A consortium of Thales and Orascom Construction has signed a €300m contract with Egyptian National Railways to renew tracks and resignal the Cairo – Giza – Beni Suef railway line. The 125 km long double-track main line runs along the east bank of the river ...

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    Egypt: Safely expanding Cairo’s rail network


    TÜV Nord acted as the independent safety assessment body for Egypt’s Capital Train electric suburban railway that opened last year to link Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. Lead Safety Auditor Karin Seibold explains the company’s role in ensuring the line’s safe operation to Benjámin Zelki.

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    Škoda awarded €1bn contract to upgrade and maintain 280 Egyptian locomotives


    EGYPT: Škoda Group has signed contracts worth more than €1bn to modernise and maintain at least 280 Egyptian National Railway diesel locomotives. Škoda Group said the two contracts signed on June 26 mark its expansion into Africa. The first covers the overhaul of locomotives over a ...

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    Egypt: Building a Suez Canal on rails


    Siemens Mobility is playing a vital part in construction of a 2 000 km high speed network in Egypt. Siemens Mobility’s CEO for Turnkey, Middle East & Africa Léon Soulier outlines the company’s role, its partnerships, and the impact of this huge investment.

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    Egyptian high speed line track contract awarded


    EGYPT: NGE subsidiary TSO has signed a contract with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors for the supply and installation of trackwork for 330 km of high speed line in Egypt. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrified line is to connect the port of Ain Sokhna ...

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    Egyptian coach maintenance agreement signed


    EGYPT: Chairman of Egyptian National Railways Mohamed Amer and Transmashholding Vice-President Sergo Kurbanov have signed a €430m, 12-year agreement for the maintenance of the coaches which are being supplied under a contract agreed in 2018. So far 725 of the 1 350 ordered coaches have been ...

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    Turnkey GSM-R contract awarded for Egyptian rail programme


    EGYPT: Kontron Transportation has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply GSM-R for the network of three electrified lines to be developed by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. Kontron Transportation said it would supply ‘the most advanced railway radio communication technology’, fully compliant with UIC ...

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    Egyptian Talgo trainset enters service


    EGYPT: The first of the Talgo trainsets ordered by Egyptian National Railways for use on the routes from Cairo north to Alexandria and south to Aswan entered service on December 24. Talgo said the new stock would increase capacity and service quality on the routes, while ...

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    Cairo metro Line 6 framework agreement signed


    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has signed a framework agreement with Alstom covering the design, supply and maintenance of rolling stock and railway systems for the planned Cairo metro Line 6. Signed on the fringes of the COP 27 climate conference, the agreement will facilitate ...

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    DB IO signs Egyptian high speed operating contract


    EGYPT: A consortium led by Deutsche Bahn International Operations has been selected to operate and maintain the first phase of the country’s future high speed rail network, dubbed the ‘Suez Canal on Rails’.

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    Cairo commuters get a break as Kit Kat metro extension inaugurated


    EGYPT: Initial passenger services on Phase 3a of Cairo Metro Line 3 running west from Attaba to Kit Kat were inaugurated by Minister of Transport Kamel Al Wazir on October 6. The test operations are due to run until November, with a full revenue service scheduled ...

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    Local production included in Cairo metro train order


    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

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    Talgo to consider Egyptian rolling stock factory


    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport, the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture and Talgo have agreed to study the feasibility of developing a domestic passenger rolling stock factory. It is envisaged that this could produce 100 air-conditioned first class coaches, 200 air-conditioned second class coaches ...

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    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract


    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered


    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

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    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities


    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

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    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded


    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

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    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed


    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded


    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...

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    Egyptian electric railway project contract signed


    EGYPT: A turnkey contract has been signed covering design, construction, commissioning and 15 years of maintenance of the second and third lines of a planned 2 000 km electric rail network.