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The head of the railway inspects the development works of the Alexandria station

24/02/2021

Chairman of Egyptian National Railways inspects development works of Alexandria station and progress of railway renewals program within the project of signaling electrification of Cairo-Alexandria line

Chairman of Egyptian National Railways, Engineer Ashraf Raslan, inspected works at  Misr station in Alexandria, beginning his visit by inspecting ticket booking windows, during which he directed workers to treat public well, and commitment all workers with wearing masks while providing medical masks to sell to the public of passengers. ENR Chairman completed his passage by inspecting station platforms to follow up ongoing renewals works on it, as well as ongoing renewals works at the facade of the station, implemented by General Nile Company for Road Construction, directing completion of the renewals works in the external area of the station speedy, as well as confirming the executing company representatives to speed up the renewals works at the facade, the main door and the main building of The station, in order to deliver the station according to the agreed schedule, and confirming that the types of marble used in the floors are taken into account in order to preserve passengers safety.

Also ENR Chairman directed during his visit to change booths located in the station and replace them with others that compliance with the models approved by ENR.

It is noteworthy that development works are currently ongoing at Alexandria station, especially on platforms, offices, station facades, passenger toilets, the station's VIP hall and the station mosque, implemented by General Nile Company for roads constructing with 75%, and the station building is being developed, extension of water lines, fire and signals, information and electricity network are being built, pedestrian tunnel, electricity building, and development of the external area of the station, implemented by the National Company for Contracting and Supplies, implementation rate of 99%.

In the same context, ENR Chairman inspected tracks renewals works in Misr station depot in Alexandria, implemented by Pioneers of Modern Engineering Company, as tracks of platforms have been renovated (4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) with a total length of 1,800 km, and renewal of track 55 with a length of 0.360 km, renewal work in main up track is ongoing, where renewal of 0.360 km distance has been finished, as well as work is ongoing to renew main down track with 0.470 km length, and what remains of the work is the renewal of (1, 2) tracks, the depot and the renewal of the main down track, and ENR Chairman during his inspection confirmed on executing company to commitment with the scheduled business schedule.

It is noteworthy that tracks renewal works in Misr station depot in Alexandria within the development works of signaling systems on Cairo / Alexandria line with 208 km length, implemented by the Spanish company TALS with a modern electronic system EIS, which achieves the highest safety rates and has a SIL4 certificate with a work implementation rate of 77.5%, and 12 main tower have been entered and 58 level crossing for service. It is expected that the two towers of Shubra will be entered and preparation service in mid-April of this year.