Alstom Puts Samalut Section of Beni Suef-Asyut Line into Service

Alstom has put into service a further section, the Samalut section, of the Beni Suef-Asyut railway line in Egypt.

The eighth section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line, the Samalut section, has seen the installation and commissioning of SIL 4 electronic interlocking technology along with a support system, SCADA and an 11kV power supply sub-station.

The Samalut section measures 14km. The total length of commissioned line is 110km with eight stations, 37 level crossing and 174 points.

The Egyptian minister of transport attended the pre-dynamic tests on 3 April. The inauguration was attended by key players at Egyptian National Railways as well as Alstom Egypt’s project director for the Beni Suef-Asyut line.

Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director, Alstom Egypt, said:

“We are very proud of the great sense of responsibility and inclusivity of our Egyptian team; thanks to their great work and dedication, we have delivered the 8th commissioned sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt Project. We are committed to meeting our customers’ expectations and pursuing our long-term partnership with the Egyptian National Railways. We strive to provide to the country the state-of-the-art signaling solutions.”

In Egypt, Alstom is also delivering two monorail lines in Cairo.

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