Kontron Transportation wins new GSM-R lines in Egypt
Kontron Transportation will deliver the Railway Radio Communication technology for the Egypt High Speed Rail Project by Siemens Mobility. This project, that will mark the beginning of a new area for the railways system in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East, which belongs to the biggest projects of Kontron Transportation.
Kontron Transportation was awarded the greenfield GSM-R turnkey deployment for the Egypt High Speed Rail Project by a consortium led by Siemens Mobility. It is part of a milestone project, which will mark the beginning of a new era for the railways system in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East - with a new electrified train network which will connect 60 cities throughout the country with 2.000 kilometers state-of-the-art high-speed rail network.
Kontron Transportation will deliver the most advanced Railway Radio Communication technology for the project, which is fully compliant to UIC Railways standards. It is based on an IP cybersecured technology portfolio, which will pave the way to Next Generation 5G FRMCS and ensure smooth GSM-R/FRMCS transition.
Kontron Transportation GSM-R technology will be deployed over the three lines. The first one connecting the port cities of Ain Sokhna on the Red Sea to Marsa Matrouh and Alexandria on the Mediterranean. The second one runs between Cairo and Abu Simbel and the third one connecting Luxor with Hurghada via Safaga.This will sustainably connect millons of people and allow them access to urban infrastructure also for healthcare and education. This makes the project a valuable contribution to global initiatives to action carbon emissions.
Kontron Transportation brings its vast current GSM-R and FRMCS experience and credibility, enriched by 15 years lifecycle management in supply and maintenance.
“We are honoured to be part of this amazing project, which will give 90 percent of all Egyptians access to safe, clean and reliable long-distance transport. Connecting cities all across the country, while also cutting down on carbon emissions is a great undertaking in which we get to play a major role. Kontron Transportation’s expertise in mission critical communications will support the project from the beginning and accompany it for the next years,” says Bernd Eder, COO at Kontron Transportation.
For more information please visit: https://press.siemens.com/global/en/pressrelease/siemens-mobility-finalizes-contract-2000-km-high-speed-rail-system-egypt