A rehabilitation for the Cairo Metro line 1 was required after it was constructed in 1989. It connects Helwan to El Marg stations with a total length of 44.3 km (27.5 miles). The operating rail stock was degrading due to heavy operation for over 25+ years. New metro trains were required to maintain operation and safety standards. Therefore, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provided a loan to the Egyptian Ministry of International Co-operation (MOIC) to finance procurement of rolling stock for Cairo Metro Line 1.
The project is funded by EC SEMED Project Preparation Framework – NIF Fund. The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and the Bank awarded BECT-Molinari consortium the contract for assistance in the procurement of the metro trains.
The work included in the consultancy service: