Upgrade of the 32km standard-gauge line which will:
- Cut travel time from 90 to 30 minutes
- Triple tram capacity from 150,000 to 400,000 passengers daily.
- Renovate all existing stations and rolling stock
- Add a 1km extension from El Raml square to Al Manshiya.
Formally announced in March 2017 following completion of a feasibility study by French consultancy Egis Rail.
Initial tenders for the project were unsuccessful and so the Alexandria Public Transportation Authority (APTA) reissued them in March.
In October 2017, the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) announced six bidders had qualified to submit proposals.
- EUR102m civil work, roads, and public areas
- EUR100m vehicles
- EUR30m electrical energy
- EUR56m rail, systems, and warehouses
- EUR31.8m consultancy
- EUR43.2m emergency expenses
The technical offers will be analyzed by 1 April 2018.
AfD is expected to sign an €8m grant in March 2018 for technical studies and community awareness campaigns.
|Project formally announced||March 2017|
|Completion of feasibility study||March 2017|
|Transport ministry signs agreement with AFD for loan||May 2017|
|Six companies successfully qualify to submit bids||November 2017|
|Government approval for the EUR100m funding from the AFD||27 January 2018|
|AFD provision of first batch of loan||November 2018 latest|
|Completion of consultancy bid analysis by NAT (est.)||April 2018|
|Construction contracts awarded (est.)||September 2018|
|Systra, Egis Rail, Moharram Bakhoum and Projacs Egypt||Qualifying bidder|
|CITC, Khateeb and Amaly||Qualifying bidder|
|Artelia, MENA Rail and Angro||Qualifying bidder|
|Tepsa, Egyptian Integrated Consulting Group (ICG)||Qualifying bidder|
|TPF Getinsa Euroestudios, Areeb and Bureau Egyptien de Conseils Technique||Qualifying bidder|
|SENER Group (remaining companies unannounced)||Qualifying bidder|
|European Investment Bank (EIB)||€180m|
|Agence Française de Développement (AFD)||€100m (gov't approved January 2018)|
|EU Technical Assistance Grant||€8m|
|Agence Française de Développement (AFD)||€8m grant (technical studies & community awareness campaigns)|