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Alstom has recently signed two contracts to supply the signalling system and infrastructure to Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels. The work will take plan on phase 4A of Cairo metro line 3, which is currently under construction. The two signed contracts give Alstom shares of around 80 million.
Cairo’s metro carries 3 million passengers per day and this number could reach 5 million by 2020. The network includes two fully operational lines and a third line, whose contraction is being carried out in different phases. Phase 4A, which Alstom will supply signalling and infrastructure, covers 5.7 km and comprises of 5 stations. The work on this is planned to be finished early 2018.
We are pleased that NAT has entrusted Alstom with these new contracts. This is a continuing partnership that was initiated more than 30 years ago. NAT can be reassured of Alstoms engagement to further develop Cairos metro network,said Gian-Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport for Middle East and Africa.
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