Feasibility Study for Cairo Metro Line 2 Phase 2 Rehabilitation
The European Investment Bank has signed a technical assistance cooperation agreement with the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to conduct a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of Line 2.
Line 2 extends from Shubra El Kheima to El Monieb with a total length of 21.5 km including 20 stations (12 underground, 6 surface and 2 elevated stations). There is currently a study undertaken for extending line 2 from Shoubra to Qaliobe city. This extension will be about 8 Km and have 7 stations.
The main outcomes of this study will allow NAT to choose the best course of actions in order to renew the line 2 systems. The features of the line 2 upgrading are to address the coming increasing passenger numbers by reducing the headway to 90 seconds (today 160s); to extend all the various metro systems life by 25 additional years and to avoid future spare parts shortages due to obsolescence. Some of the systems need to be refurbished to be modern state of the art and with new features to meet modern passengers’ demands. Egis will also prepare the technical tender documents.
Egis inJv is wokring on the Feasibility study:
- Phase 1 (the survey phase): Survey all systems (infrastructure and rolling stock) and describe the current state of the systems from an operational point of view and from a life expectancy point of view.
- Phase 2: Based on the findings in the survey report and assuming an unchanged level of operation, describe what systems can continue unaltered and still uphold the current level of operation in the required lifetime (25 years), what systems needs to be partly upgraded to uphold the current level of operation in the required lifetime, what systems needs to be fully renewed to uphold the current level of operation in the required lifetime, and describe for each existing system how and where the necessary spare parts can be procured during the expected system life time.
- Phase 3: Perform a Feasibility Study to; describe what systems the Consultant propose to leave unaltered, what systems the Consultant propose to upgrade. This shall include a detailed description of the upgrade to be performed (works to be performed/parts to be substituted) and it shall include a cost estimate for the upgrade, what systems the Consultant propose to renew, describe for each system how/where the necessary spare parts can be procured during the expected system life time.
- Phase 4: Provide a Master Plan for the works to be performed, including a Gant Chart with all the important activities and their timing.
- Phase 5: Produce all the necessary detailed technical specifications, drawings & documentation needed to launch an international tender to upgrade/renew line 2 as described in NAT’s Formal Decision.