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Supporting Egypt’s railway revolution

Reducing car dependency in densely populated areas like Greater Cairo, home to over 22 million people, is a top priority. Thales has been collaborating with NAT on Cairo Metro since its beginning 35 years ago and has supported ENR's nationwide railway modernization program since 2013.

Our mission is to make main line railway and metro journeys safe, attractive and reliable. Leveraging digital technologies in signaling, telecoms, and ticketing, we contribute to fast, secure, and efficient public transport, aligning with Egypt's Vision 2030 for sustainable development.

Our Projects

Providing Next-Gen Rail Solutions in Egypt

ENR’s main line modernisation programme is one of the biggest in the world and we are proud to be part of it. Modern signalling and telecommunications and supervision systems improve safety by minimising the risk of human error. In addition, it makes it possible for ENR to increase capacity.  Together, these factors make the railway more attractive, efficient and competitive. Reliable railways help to stimulate economic growth, including tourism.

Cybersecured Solutions

  • Signalling solutions:  trackside signals and modern electronic interlocking system
  • Telecommunications and supervision systems:  CTC, new passenger information system, etc. 


  • Cairo- Alexandria
  • Asyut-Nagh Hammadi
  • Cairo – Beni Suef

Transforming  Greater Cairo's Metro Experience 

For the past 35 years, Thales has been a trusted partner of the Greater Cairo Metro, one of the world’s busiest urban rail systems. Our solutions provide critical functionality in several key areas on lines 1, 2, 3 and 4, enhancing passenger experiences and optimizing operations. We ensure journeys are not only seamless but also fortified with state-of-the-art cybersecurity measures, meeting the highest international standards.

Solutions on line 1,2,3 & 4: 

  • Ticketing solutions: modernize existing systems and introduce integrated smart ticketing solutions with AFC systems, smart cards, and advanced ticketing equipment, ensuring seamless travel experiences
  • Integrated Communication and Supervision systems: increase operational efficiency through advanced communication technologies—radio, Multi-Service Network, wayside telephone, wireless LAN—coupled with robust security equipment. Our integrated Passenger Information displays, Public Address systems, and Operations Control Centre ensure comprehensive supervision capabilities, creating a seamlessly connected metro experience.