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TIN news:      Egypt's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed two contracts with Alstom-led consortiums for the delivery of signalling system and the infrastructure of the Phase IVA of Cairo Metro Line 3.
 
A consortium consisting of Alstom and Thales will be responsible for the supply of signalling system, while another consortium comprising Alstom, Colas Rail, Orascom and ARABCO will deliver infrastructure for Cairo metro.
 
The French rail manufacturer said its shares in these contracts are worth approximately €80m.
 
Alstom Transport Middle East and Africa senior vice-president Gian-Luca Erbacci said: "NAT can be reassured of Alstom's engagement to further develop Cairo's metro network."
"NAT can be reassured of Alstom's engagement to further develop Cairo's metro network."
 
Under these contracts, Alstom will provide its Urbalis 200 signalling system, points machines and station signalling equipment for the Phase IVA of Cairo Metro Line 3.
 
In addition, Alstom will deliver electromechanical equipment, including power supply to feed the third rail, ventilation system and elevators/escalators.
 
Currently under construction, the Phase IVA of line 3 covers 5.7km and comprises five stations. The construction under this phase is expected to be completed in early 2018.
 
Cairo's metro serves three million passengers a day and this number is estimated to reach five million by 2020.
 
In May last year, Alstom provided the signalling, centralised control and telecommunication equipment in partnership with Thales, and traction supply equipment in partnership with Colas Rail for Phase II of the line

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