ALSTOM has installed and commissioned its SIL 4 Smartlock 400 GP electronic interlocking system on the 15km Quseia section of Egypt’s Beni Suef - Asuyt (BSA) line. The Quseia section includes stations at Abu-Qurqas, Roda, Mallawi and Deirut.

The signalling system includes a support system and Scada that supervises and controls different subsystems. Alstom has so far commissioned signalling along 131km of the line, including nine stations, 40 level crossings and 186 switch machines.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Egyptian Railways (ENR) head of signalling, Mr Mostafa Shahin, ENR Upper Egypt zone manager, Mr Emad Assad, ENR head of operation department, Mr Ashraf Khalifa, ENR BSA executive project manager, Mr Mohamed Magdy, ENR operations manager, Mr Mohamed Fawzy, and Alstom Egypt BSA project director, Mr Ramzi Agoudjil.