August 18, 2010
The Kinki Sharyo Co.,Ltd.
The Kinki Sharyo Co.,Ltd.
Mitsubishi Corporation, Kinki Sharyo and Toshiba Receive Rolling Stock Order For Cairo Metro
August 18th, 2010―Mitsubishi Corporation, together with The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. and Toshiba Corporation, has contracted with The National Authority for Tunnels, Ministry of Transport (NAT) to supply 88 cars (11 train sets) for the Cairo Metro. These cars will be delivered from 2012 to 2013 under two separate contracts.
On August 17th, a contract signing ceremony was held in Cairo, attended by His Excellency Dr. Ahmet Mahmoud Mohamed Nazif, the Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Eng. Alaa Fahmy, Minister of Transport, Her Excellency Dr. Fayza Aboulnaga, Minister of International Cooperation and distinguished guests.
The contracts cover seven train sets (56 cars) for Cairo Metro Line 3 Phase 2 which is under construction by NAT, and an additional four train sets (32 cars) for Line 2 which is currently operational. The order for the additional 11 train sets (88 cars) follows an order for seven sets (56 cars) for Line 3 Phase 1 in November 2007.
The contractual scheme has Mitsubishi Corporation acting as main contractor, with Kinki Sharyo in charge of manufacturing car body and bogies, and Toshiba supplying electrical equipment. The assembly work for Line 3 Phase 2 will be carried out by an Egyptian rolling stock manufacturer.
Cairo has an urgent need to enhance public transportation. Migration to urban areas has brought chronic traffic congestion. Cairo Metro Lines 1 and 2 are currently among the world’s busiest public transportation systems, conveying some 2.5 million citizens per day to their destinations. Additional rolling stock has been ordered for Line 2 in order to meet rapidly growing transportation needs. Once completed, Line 3 will connect the western part of Cairo city to Cairo International Airport.
Mitsubishi Corporation, Kinki Sharyo and Toshiba have a strong presence in the rolling stock market in Egypt. Combined, they have delivered more than 1,400 railway cars over the past 40 years. The team’s strong reputation for reliability and state-of- the- art technologies helped it to secure these new contracts. Future plans for the Cairo Metro include the additions of Lines 4, 5 and 6.
Through active participation in infrastructure projects like this one, Mitsubishi Corporation, Kinki Sharyo and Toshiba are committed to helping Egypt realize a low-carbon society and economic growth.
Images of trains for Cairo Metro Lines 3 and 2 provided by Kinki Shary
Cairo Metro line alignment including Lines 2 and 3
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