RATP Dev Mobility Cairo will operate and maintain Line 3 of Cairo Metro

The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT - Government Agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport, and owner of the Cairo Metro network) and RATP Dev, a subsidiary of RATP Group, sign an agreement for the operation and maintenance for Line 3 of the Cairo Metro for a period of 15 years.

This partnership between RATP Dev and NAT, is part of the Egyptian government’s endeavour to strengthen the role of the private sector in maximizing the efficiency and quality of services provided to the citizens.

RATP Dev Mobility Cairo will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Line 3 for the coming 15 years as well as the operational commissioning of future extension of the line, which are under construction.  Its prime mission will be to offer the population of Cairo a state-of-the-art metro services, in line with RATP Dev’s international standards put in place in major cities around the world (Paris, London, Hong Kong, Algiers, etc.): higher punctuality and regularity, acclaimed customer service practices and strong asset maintenance capabilities. 

RATP Dev Mobility Cairo will strongly invest in local human capital and will offer diverse job opportunities to Egyptians, with the objective of achieving at least 90% localisation rate.  A Mobility Training Centre will be established in Cairo to ensure proper transfer of expertise and know-how, and it will be complemented by specialized training overseas. 

The takeover of line 3 by RATP Dev will take effect after a mobilisation phase that will include an audit of the existing situation, recruitment, handover, assessments, training and other preparatory steps.

We are humbled by the trust that the Egyptian authorities have placed in us and honored to participate in the development of urban transport in Greater Cairo. The metro is an important economic lever of the city. We want to make it more efficient, innovative and sustainable to improve the quality of life and mobility of Cairo’s population. RATP Dev and the entire RATP Group will mobilize the best of their know-how and technical and human expertise to make Line 3 a world reference in terms of quality and reliability. This contract is a reflection of the long-lasting relations between Egypt and France in the transport sector.

Laurence Batlle
Chairwoman of the Executive Board of RATP Dev

Line 3 is part of the Cairo Metro Network, consisting of 3 lines transporting more than 4 million passengers a day in one of the largest cities in the world. Inaugurated in 2012, Line 3 is 22.9 km long and serves 19 stations, and should reach, once all extensions in place, a total length of 40 km with 34 stations. It will transport up to 1.5 million passengers per day in the future.

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Stéphane Romatet, French Ambassador in Cairo – Laurence Batlle, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of RATP Dev – Kamel El Wazir, Egyptian Minister of Transport - Essam Wally, Chairman of NAT