The Great Commute: The Construction of Cairo Monorail

In August 2019, Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and the Arab Contractors signed an agreement with the National Authority for Tunnels to design, build and operate two new monorail lines in Egypt.

The contract includes EPC works for both lines and, upon completion, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for 30 years. The first monorail line will extend 54 km from East Cairo to the New Administrative Capital with 22 stations and a depot. The second line will be around 42 km in length connecting the Giza Governorate to Sixth of October City with 12 stations and a depot.

Archimedes Muzenda
Archimedes Muzenda
Archimedes Muzenda is a senior researcher and director of policy advisory at the African Urban Institute. His latest book, Transpolitical Cities delves into the evolution of cities under the new forms of capitalism and socialism.

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