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.
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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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