Altpro a Part of Monorail project in Egypt
RCSEE Member, Altpro company from Zagreb, together with its long-time partners Bombarier and Alstom, is participating in large project in Egypt that has a goal of connecting Cairo via monorail with two new satellite citites, one of which will become a new state capital.
As said by Tin Viduka, member of Altpro management in charge of sales and marketing, „a new technology is used that we have developed in-house for a long time. In this work we participate with signalling devices for infrastructure which are a guarantee of high reliability and safety.
„Our monorail axel counters are currently unique in the area of control and detection of non-standard train types. Sensors detecting speed, direction and position of single-track trains exchange these vital information with other infrastructure subsystems“, said Viduka.
Project in Egypt includes two monorail lines, with total length of around 100 km.
First line, 54 km long, will connect eastern Cairo with new administrative capital, currently called „New Capital City“, which should have almost seven million inhabitants, and the second, 42 km line will connect Cairo suburg Giza with new city administratively called „6th of October City“
Travel time will be significantly reduced and will amount to 60 minutes for the first line, and around 42 minutes for the second. Cairo Monorail will use 70 completely automated Bombardier INNOVIA Monorail 300 trains which will be produced in Derby in England. Also, in neighouring Newcastle, trains will operate which will use the technology from Zagreb company.
“A Newcastle metro project includes delivery of 46 new Stadler trains on which Altpro will install its safety technology ATP for automatic stopping. We work with Bombardier and Alstom in Croatia, in UK we work with Stadler“, said Viduka.
A project on Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is also on their reference list. The project includes delivery of control system for APM (Automatic People Mover) train that is used for transport of passengers inside the airport. Delivery includes currently cutting-edge technology for detection and managment of trains of specific dimensions and demands.