Alstom successfully deployed and commissioned its SIL 4 electronic interlocking signaling system (IXL-SmartLock 400 GP solution) on the Deirut section of the Beni Suef Assuyt railway line in Egypt.
In addition, the French rolling stock manufacturing company has also installed a support system and a SCADA that supervises and controls different subsystems, based on Alstom ICONIS, the TLC system and the 11kV power substation.
The Deirut section passes through Abu Qurqas, El Roda and Mallawi stations, which are already in service.
More than 50 km of this track are equipped with the Alstom system, including the counter-current function.
In addition to the 45 km, trains can travel at speeds of up to 160 km / h with a movement of 220 trains per day.
In total, the ordered length is 100 km with seven stations, 160 point machines and 32 level crossings.
Mohamed Khalil, Managing Director of Alstom Egypt, said: “Deirut is the seventh commissioned sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt project. We continue to move forward despite all the challenges, and I am truly grateful for the dedication the project team has shown during this time. I am also very grateful for the continued support of our ENR client. We will continue our long-term partnership in the country to better meet the mobility needs of customers and offer them smart, green and innovative solutions tailored to their expectations.
Alstom has been supporting the development of Egyptian rail infrastructure since 1971.
Alstom’s current projects in the country include improving the signaling system on the Beni Sueif Assuyt track and two monorail lines for Cairo.
Last month, Alstom completed the previously announced acquisition of Bombardier’s rail operations.
The agreement was reached almost a year after Bombardier and the key shareholder Caisse de depot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) signed a memorandum of understanding with Alstom for the divestiture of Bombardier Transportation.