Alstom Commissions Deirut Section of Beni Suef-Asyut Line in Egypt

Alstom has put the Deirut section of the Beni Suef-Asuyt railway line in Egypt into service.

On this section, Alstom has installed and commissioned its SIL 4 electronic interlocking solution IXL SmartLock 400 GP as well as a support system and SCADA to supervise and control a number of subsystems. The scope of Alstom’s work also included an 11kV power supply substation.

Deirut is one of the longer sections on the Beni Suet-Assuyt line that Alstom has been gradually working on. The line between Beni Suef and Asuyt also connects Abu Qurqas, El Roda and Mallawi. With these works complete, 100km of the 240km line has now been commissioned, including seven stations, 32 level crossings and 160 points.

An inauguration ceremony was held with Alstom’s client, Egyptian National Railways (ENR).

Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director, Alstom Egypt, said:

“Deirut is the 7th commissioned sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt Project. We continue to press ahead despite all the challenges, and I am truly thankful for the dedication that the project team has shown during this period. I am also very thankful for the continued support from our Client ENR. We will pursue our long-term partnership in the country to better address the customers’ mobility needs and offer them smart, green and innovative solutions fitting with their expectations.”

Alstom began delivering on this project in 2016. In addition to its signalling modernisation contract on the Beni Suef-Asyut line, Alstom holds a contract for two monorail lines in Cairo.

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