Orascom, Colas Rail and Thales have been granted a contract valued at $686m to design and build Line 4 for Cairo Metro after gaining all approvals from the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT).
This phase of the Cairo Metro will be of a 19km length, including 16 stations essentially connecting between the centre of Greater Cairo and the Giza Pyramids complex. The second phase will have an addition of 19 stations and 92 trains, further facilitating the transportation in the heavily-congested Greater Cairo, targeting tourists in particular with its Grand Egyptian Museum and Giza Pyramids stations.
Thales will be providing its Integrated Communication and Supervision systems, which consist of multiple technical services such as security systems’ equipment, Multi Service Network, operations control system and more.
“This contract confirmed again the trust and the long-lasting relationship with NAT, built during the last 30 years. We are delighted to bring the latest generation of our Integrated Communications and Supervision systems associated with our innovative ticketing system to Egypt.” said Benoît COUTURE, Vice-President for Integrated Communications and Supervision activities at Thales.
Colas Rail, being this consortium’s leader, will be supervising on the project and ensuring a smooth implementation, as well as “install the power supply and help build the track and signaling”, as per their press release.
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