IN LATE-May it was announced Bombardier was ‘preferred bidder’ for a major contract, with local partners, to build and operate two monorail lines in Egypt.
Bombardier also announced the 280 ‘Innovia’ vehicles required would be built in the UK at Derby.
Bombardier’s share of the contract is worth around €1.2billion (£1.07bn) with an additional €1.1bn maintenance contract planned.
Bombardier say the order is currently subject to contract and final confirmation
The two monorail lines (East Cairo to New Administrative City [54km] and Giza to 6th of October City [42km]) are designed to link the suburbs of Cairo with new cities that are being built outside the urban area.
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