National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium comprising Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors signed an agreement to design and build two new monorail lines in Cairo metropolitan area.
Under the agreement, the consortium will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of both lines for a period of 30 years.
The total value of the project is EUR 4.1 billion, of which Bombardier Transportation´s share is EUR 2.6 billion and Construction’s share, close to USD 900 million. Bombardier Transportation will supply its Innovia Monorail 300 technology which will significantly improve the quality transport services in Cairo’s metropolitan area.
The first monorail line will extend 54 km from East Cairo to the New Administrative Capital, while the second line will be 42 km long and will connect 6th October City to Giza. These are the first mass transit links to connect Greater Cairo with New Capital City and 6 October City and will greatly improve mobility for Egyptian citizens.
The two lines will be able to transport around 45,000 passenger per hour in each direction when ultimate capacity is reached. With operating speeds up to 80 km/h, the journey time for the new Capital City will be around 60 minutes and around 42 minutes for 6 October City.
This project supports Cairo and Egypt to enable fast, sustainable comfortable and above all safe transportation for millions of people every year in the dynamic Cairo metropolitan area.