Alstom Commissions Deirut Section of Beni Suef-Asyut Line in Egypt

Alstom has put the Deirut section of the Beni Suef-Asuyt railway line in Egypt into service.

On this section, Alstom has installed and commissioned its SIL 4 electronic interlocking solution IXL SmartLock 400 GP as well as a support system and SCADA to supervise and control a number of subsystems. The scope of Alstom’s work also included an 11kV power supply substation.

Deirut is one of the longer sections on the Beni Suet-Assuyt line that Alstom has been gradually working on. The line between Beni Suef and Asuyt also connects Abu Qurqas, El Roda and Mallawi. With these works complete, 100km of the 240km line has now been commissioned, including seven stations, 32 level crossings and 160 points.

An inauguration ceremony was held with Alstom’s client, Egyptian National Railways (ENR).