First two autonomous trains for Cairo monorail arrive in Egypt

ALSTOM SPAIN’S CENTER IN TRAPAGA, VIZCAYA, IS LEADING THE DESIGN OF THE PROPULSION SYSTEM APPLICATION AND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE SUPPLY OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT IS PART OF THE CONTRACT.

Alstom has delivered the first two INNOVIA 300 trains for the Cairo monorail project, which arrived in Egypt after being completed at the company’s factory in Derby, UK. The shipment of these first vehicles marks an important milestone for the company and for the Group’s centers in Spain, from where key propulsion components, control, and signaling systems are supplied.

In August 2019, a consortium led by Alstom signed a €2.700 million contract for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the monorail lines that will link Giza to Sixth of October City and the New Administrative Capital to East Cairo; as well as the supply of 70 trains with a total of 280 cars.

Alstom Spain’s center in Trapaga, Vizcaya, is leading the design of the propulsion system application and is participating in the supply of the equipment that is part of the contract, as a result of its extensive experience in the design, manufacture, and supply of MITRAC traction equipment for international railway projects.

The INNOVIA 300 trains will use a CITIFLO 650 telecommunications-based control system (CBTC), which, with the highest degree of automation (GOA4), makes it possible to operate the trains without a driver, offering the highest levels of reliability, safety, availability, and flexibility. Its implementation will be carried out from the center of excellence in signaling systems located in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, which has already developed this technology for other major international projects, such as the subways of Turkey and São Paulo, or national projects, such as lines 1 and 6 of Metro de Madrid.