Alstom is to upgrade signalling on Egyptian National Railways’ 240km Beni Suef-Asyut line in a €100 million contract which includes a five-year maintenance element. Delivery will start in 2016 with completion of installation works due in January 2019.
Alstom will install Smartlock electronic interlockings to replace the existing electromechanical devices, in addition to trackside equipment, power supplies and telecommunications. The installation is expected to increase line capacity by more than 80%.
Egyptian National Railways plans to upgrade signalling across its network and improve safety to what Alstom describes as ‘international standards’.