Cairo opens a new section of metro Line 3

Cairo Metro line 3 The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah, the Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, and the Minister of Transport, Kamel El Wazir, have officially opened the fourth phase of Cairo Metro line 3.

The 7 km extension is served by 6 stations linking the Heliopolis suburb and Adly Mansour, which is a transport hub and one of the major central stations that will connect the New Administrative Capital (NAC), east of Cairo, with all the country’s cities and governorates. The Adly Mansour is named after the former interim President Judge Adly Mansour, that has also attended the official ceremony.

“We continue to implement comprehensive development plans in various governorates and the government is making great efforts to promote the transport sector,” the President said.

The Adly Mansour transport hub has a surface of 15 acres, providing transport connections to five transport services which includes the metro system, the monorail, the capital’s railway network, and the express and the shuttle bus services.

The line is operated by Hyundai Rotem trains under a contract awarded in 2017.

In 2015, National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) awarded the Alstom-led consortium the contract to provide system and subsystem design, manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning, signalling, centralised control and telecommunication systems for the Cairo Metro line 3 Phase 4A. In addition, NAT awarded Alstom, as a member of the G3 Power Supply consortium, a contract for the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, training, maintenance of power traction system.

In November 2017, the Egyptian joint venture of Orascom and Arab contractor as main contractor for Phase 4B, awarded Alstom a sub-contract to extend the Cairo Metro Line 3 with additional 4 stations and the main depot at Adly Mansour.

Under the project, Alstom has delivered and installed the Urbalis signalling system helping operators to ease commuter congestion. “Alstom delivered 10 metro stations equipped with its Urbalis signaling solution, in the frame of Cairo Metro line 3 Phase 4 project and accomplished its commitment to always better serve the customer and meet the expectations,” Mohamed Khalil, the managing director of Alstom Egypt, said.

Thales has deployed systems to extend the existing infrastructure and integrate a range of state-of-the-art solutions that support telecommunications, automated ticketing and security. Thales was responsible for a centralised Operation Control Centre (OCC), multi-service network, CCTV, telephone and radio systems.

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