The Maghagha’s main railway station’s computer-based interlocking signalling system Smartlock 400, delivered by Alstom was put into commercial operation after successfully tests.
This is the second section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line to enter service with Alstom’s interlocking signalling system, following the commissioning of Abu Qurqas station at the end of 2018.
In 2015, the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) awarded Alstom the contract to supply signalling equipment for the 240-km Beni Suef-Asyut line, running between Beni Suef and Asyut. Alstom will replace the existing electromechanical interlocking solution.
Smartlock 400 is suited for all railway topologies with a centralised or distributed architecture and is applicable for both new and existing installations. The technology offers very high reliability and operational functionality, maximising safety and punctuality.