EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has signed a framework agreement with Thales for the modernisation of signalling and track upgrades and doubling on the 94km Qalyoub - Menouf - Tanta line and the 64km Qalyoub - Shebin El Qanater - El Zagazig lines.

The framework agreement is the continuation of an MoU that was signed between Thales and ENR in Madrid in September.

In parallel Thales will explore both the possibility of implementing a national traffic management system for the ENR network and to install ETCS Level 1 on both lines.

An additional MoU covers the modernisation of two interlocking stations at Farz and Limon Bridge. Both are located near Cairo Ramsis station and will complement the ongoing modernisation of the Cairo - Alexandria corridor.

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