Cairo Monorail

Project Type



Cairo, Egypt


96 km




New Line


750 V DC


45000 pphpd

Project Start



Under construction


US $3.2 B (€2.8 B)


Contract Type


The Cairo Monorail project is a monorail system that is being constructed in Cairo, Egypt. The project involves the construction of two monorail lines, with the first monorail line extending 54 km from East Cairo to the New Administrative Capital. The second line will be 42 km long connecting 6th of October City to Giza.

A total of 21 stations will be built on the first line of Cairo Monorail while the second line will have 12 stations.

In terms of rolling stock, Cairo Monorail will operate 70 four-car BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains. With operating speeds up to 80 km/h, the journey time for the 54-km East Cairo line will be approximately 60 minutes and 42 minutes for the 42-km Giza line. Bombardier’s CITYFLO 650 signalling and automatic train control technology will be used on the two monorail lines. The CITYFLO 650 signalling system is designed to offer driverless train operation (DTO) or unattended train operation (UTO) using moving block technology.

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The two lines of the Cairo Monorail will be able to transport about 45,000 passengers per hour in each direction at full capacity.


Main Contractor

Bombardier-led Consortium

Bombardier Transportation: Power supply and distribution systems, rolling stock, signalling, communication, automatic train control (ATC), Operation Control Centre, platform screen doors, fare collection, switch beams and depot equipment. It will also provide the overall E&M system integration, project management, systems engineering and integration, test and commissioning for the trains and signalling as well as operations and maintenance of the vehicles and wayside systems.

Orascom Construction: Design and build infrastructure and civil works, including stations, guideway structures and depot buildings.

Arab Contractors:


No awards yet.

Recent Developments

In a statement on its official LinkedIn page, Orascom Construction announces the laying of the foundation stone together with Bombardier Transportation. Work began at the New Administrative Capital in the first week of May.

National Authority for Tunnels represented via Arab Contractors award Fugro a contract to conduct geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second line of the Cairo Monorail project.

Fugro will deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 42-km line from Giza to 6th of October City. Advanced testing of the soil samples will take place in Fugro’s IAS-accredited laboratory in Cairo.

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First four-car INNOVIA 300 train has been completed at the Derby UK factory and dispatched to Cairo.

Egyptian Parliament’s Transport and Communications Committee approved a syndicated loan agreement of €1.885 billion between NAT and JP Morgan Limited Europe and the London-based JP Morgan Chase NA.

Hill International and Hji Group will provide project management, design review, and implementation supervision services on the Cairo Monorail project.

Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction PLC and Arab Contractors signed an agreement with National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to design and build two new monorail lines in Cairo, Egypt.

Bombardier Transportation has a 50% share in the design-build contract.

A 30-year Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contract worth €1.6bn is to be signed by NAT and Bombardier Transportation.

The agreement is subject to contract and final confirmation.

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