EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels signed two fare collection contracts for the Cairo metro with Thales on June 10.

A five-year project covers 15 stations on the western Phase 3 extension of Line 3, and the other contract is for the four stations of the Phase 4B eastern extension, which will last two years.

Thales will supply 70 ticket vending machines, 177 ticket office machines, 50 portable validation terminals and 460 ticket gates. These will feature Thales’ TransCity TM technology.

In December 2015 Thales was awarded a contract to upgrade the fare collection systems on lines 1 and 2.