Egypt implements projects to modernise railway signaling system

Alstom has completed 76.5% of the project

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A logo on a train reads "Egypt Railways" during a strike by train drivers in Egypt, at the main train station in Cairo.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A logo on a train reads "Egypt Railways" during a strike by train drivers in Egypt, at the main train station in Cairo.

REUTERS/Amr Dalsh

Cairo - Mubasher: Egypt is modernising signaling systems on railways of a distance of 1,869 km at a total value of EGP 46.8 billion to ensure the safety and security of citizens, the Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel El-Wazir, announced.

El-Wazir said that the development works of El-Qusiya signaling tower in Assiut governorate were completed by the Italian company Alstom, as part of the project to develop signaling systems on Beni Suef - Assiut railway with a length of 250 km.

Alstom has completed 76.5% of the project which consists of 15 main towers, 24 secondary towers, and 86 level crossings.

In addition, another signaling system development project was being implemented on the Assiut Nagaa Hammadi railway line by Spain's Thales Group to replace the current system with a modern electronic one, the Egyptian Minister of Transport said.

The project comprises 17 main towers, three secondary towers, and 60 level crossings.

Source: Mubasher

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