Alstom Delivers First Two Innovia 300 Monorail Trains for Cairo Monorail

Alstom’s first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for the Cairo Monorail project have arrived in the city.

These were completed at Alstom’s Derby UK factory, with propulsion systems application led by Alstom’s site in Trapaga, Spain.

Alstom successfully delivers the first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for Cairo Monorail on time
Alstom successfully delivers the first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for Cairo Monorail on time

The dispatch of the first eight fully automated, driverless cars out of 70 trains (a total of 280 cars) is a major milestone in the Cairo Monorail project.

In August 2019, an Alstom-led consortium composed of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors signed a 2.7 billion euro (3.19bn USD)  contract to design, implement, operate, and maintain the Cairo Monorail. This is Egypt’s first monorail system, comprising two lines. It will link New Capital City and 6th October City to Greater Cairo.

The project includes a 54 kilometre line connecting the New Administrative City with East Cairo and a second 42km line connecting 6th of October City with Giza.

Both lines are expected to open in 2023. After the construction phase is completed, the Alstom-led consortium will provide 30 years of operation and maintenance services for both lines.

Andrew DeLeone, President Alstom Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, said:

“I am proud of the project team for the successful delivery of the first two trains to the National Authority of Tunnels. The monorail will be a game changer for residents, decreasing commute times, congestion, pollution, and carbon emissions.

“It's an important part of the government’s ongoing efforts to redefine Egypt’s urban future. A future we're committed to help actualise through safe, smart and green solutions.”

Egypt is committed to developing and improving mobility services for its citizens, while reducing traffic congestion and environmental impact. The Innovia 300 monorail system allows fast construction of high-capacity lines at lower costs.

Once maximum capacity is achieved, each of the two Cairo lines will be able to transport 45,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

The Innovia 300 monorail system is equipped with Alstom’s proven Cityflo 650 communications-based train control solution. Benefits include high reliability, flexible operation, shorter headways between trains, improved safety and reduced maintenance costs.

The Alstom Mitrac propulsion system provides strong reliability and maintainability, and thanks to its permanent magnet motor, better energy consumption.

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