Alstom UK Ships 4 Alstom Innovia 300 for Cairo Monorail
The first four-car Alstom Innovia 300 unit for the Cairo Monorail project has been completed at Alstom’s Derby, UK factory and is now on board for Cairo. The Innovia 300 monorail system is equipped with Alstom’s proven Cityflo 650 communications-based train control solution. Benefits of this flagship technology include high reliability, flexible operations, shorter headways between trains, improved safety and reduced maintenance costs.
In August 2019, an Alstom-led consortium also involving Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors signed a EUR 2.7 billion contract to design, construct, operate and maintain the two lines. The project includes a 54km line connecting the New Administrative City with East Cairo and a second 42km line connecting 6th of October City with Giza. The two Cairo lines will each be able to transport 45,000 passengers per hour in each direction when complete. Both lines are expected to open in 2023. After the construction phase is completed, the Alstom-led consortium will provide 30 years of operation and maintenance services for both lines.
Evacuation walkways for safe egress are designed into the system infrastructure to provide the fastest, safest and most unobtrusive means of evacuation for passengers. This transit system’s iconic design and mass transit capability will help to shape Cairo’s identity as a modern thriving city.