A French company wins Egypt’s national railway system upgrade

Egypt National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise the signalling and telecommunications systems and all related works on a 180km section of track between the towns of Asiut and Nagh Hammadi.
The municipalities are located along the Alexandria–Cairo–Aswan rail corridor in Upper Egypt.

An integrated signalling and communication solution will improve railway security and safety and allow trains to increase their speed from 120 km/h to 160 km/h.

The enhancements will also raise goods transport capacity from Alexandria in northern Egypt to Cairo, and all the way to Aswan in the south.

Source: International transport journal