Egypt: Alstom Fits SIL4 Electronic Interlocking System

Alstom has installed, tested and put into commercial service its SIL4 electronic interlocking system on the Matai section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line.

The Matai section is the sixth on the Beni Suet-Asyut line to get Alstom’s Smartlock 400 GP system, complete with new buildings, new power supply, new telecomms and new SCADA subsystems. This will allow trail traffic to operate at speeds of up to 160km/h.

Members from Egyptian National Railways and Alstom attended the inauguration event.

Alstom completes Matai section of Beni Suef-Asyut line, Egypt
Alstom completes Matai section of Beni Suef-Asyut line, Egypt

The Matai section is 18km in length and includes two stations – Matai and El-Kofor. The section also has 116 track circuits, 10 SLO cabinets, 6 level crossings, 36-point motors and 79 signals. With the Matai section now complete, Alstom has put more than 80km of mainline railway line in Egypt into service, all operable in contraflow mode.

Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director, Alstom Egypt, said:

“I am proud of the dedication of our teams who continue to progress with operations despite the current challenging context. They demonstrate their responsibility towards our Clients through presenting agility and adaptability in their ways of working. We remain committed to meet our customer’s expectations and to be an exemplary partner to them.”

Other sections of the line Alstom has worked on include, most recently, the Mallawi section and the Maghagha section.

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