Provides a new interlocking system (EIS)
Alstom proclaimed recently it has won a contract worth €100 million ($115 million) from Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signaling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt.
The contract also includes upkeep of the 240-km-long Beni Suef-Asyut railway line for five years, said a statement from the French company.
Delivery will start in 2016 and the system is due to be operational by January 2019, it added.
As per the deal, Alstom will provide a smart lock solution - its new electronic interlocking system (EIS) - to replace the existing electromechanical one, as well as trackside equipment, a power supply and a telecommunication system.
Alstom’s solution will increase safety for passengers while increasing the number of trains in circulation on the network by more than 80 per cent, said the manufacturer.
The project is financed by the World Bank and was launched by Egypt’s Ministry of Transport as part of an initiative to modernize signaling systems all over the ENR network, enhance operation and increase the level of safety to match international standards.
Egyptian National Railways
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