Both contracts are part of the Line 3 extension. One covers the Phase 3 17.7km western extension of the line, which includes 15 stations, while the other covers Phase 4B, the eastern stretch of the line with four stations.

Phase 3 will last for five years, while Phase 4B will last for two years. Thales also won two contracts in December 2015 to upgrade the fare collection systems on lines 1 and 2 of the Cairo metro.

Thales will deploy its TransCity systems into the existing infrastructure, which comprises 70 automatic vending machines, 177 ticket office machines, 50 portable ticket control terminals, and 460 automated access gates.