Alexandria Raml Tram Rehabilitation

Egypt
Date: July 2020 - January 2023
Client: NAT – National Authority for Tunnels

Project overview

The Alexandria tramway network began operating in 1863. It was the first tramway in Africa and one of the first in the world. The network consists of two lines: the Raml Line and the Al Madina Line. Both lines were refurbished in the 1960’s and are still in operation today. The general objective of the project is to turn the Raml Line into a modern and efficient tramline with up-to-date infrastructure, systems and rolling stock, while improving, when possible, the associated urban environment, for cars, pedestrians and residents.

The existing Alexandria Raml Tram is a double track rail system which runs east-west across the city from Victoria Station in the east to Raml Station in the west. The total length of the infrastructure is some 14.4km including the loops at Sidi Gaber and San Stefano. The line is currently operated as two distinct lines, Line 1 (Red) and Line 2 (Green). Line 1 is some 10.6km long and incorporates 31 stops whereas Line 2 is some 10.1km long and incorporates 29 stops. The two lines currently share large parts of the track which, itself, is segregated from the road traffic except at road crossings. The horizontal curvature of the track does not appear to be cause for concern upon initial inspection and neither does the vertical alignment as the existing slopes appear to be quite gentle.

The main objective of the Alexandria Raml Tram Rehabilitation Project is to upgrade and enhance the tram into a modern, reliable and efficient system fit for the 21st century and which mirrors the grandeur and history of the city of Alexandria. To that end the system has to be attractive to passengers and add beauty to the urban realm, wherever possible. It is therefore necessary to renew the civil and railway infrastructures paying particular attention to the rolling stock, the efficiency of the operating and maintenance regimes and, the safety of the travelling public. The rehabilitated line will extend from Raml westwards towards Mansheya, where a terminus station will be introduced.

Our missions

Egis is to provide Consultancy Services for Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) of Alexandria Raml Tram Rehabilitation Project with services including but not limited to:

  • Design Consultancy Services
  • Contract Management
  • Planning and Project Controls
  • Report Management
  • Cost management
  • Risk management
  • Quality Assurance