Alstom Wins Egypt’s Largest Metro Rolling Stock Contract

Alstom has been awarded the largest metro rolling stock contract in Egypt: the French rolling stock manufacturer will supply 55 nine-car Metropolis trains for Cairo’s Metro Line 1.

The contract, valued at 876 million euros, also includes an eight-year maintenance contract. It was signed at TransMEA 2021. This signature comes after the agreement signed between Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, and H.E. Kamel El-Wazir, Egyptian Minister of Transport, on 13 June 2021.

Alstom Metropolis for Cairo's Metro Line 1
Alstom Metropolis for Cairo’s Metro Line 1

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Cairo’s Metro Line 1 opened in 1987. It’s Egypt’s oldest metro line and moves around 2.5 million passengers per day between El Marg and Helwan. The metro line is being upgraded quite generally and this rolling stock contract is part of that effort. The changes will improve capacity on the line.