Bombardier looks set for €3bn Cairo monorail contract

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Manufacturer Bombardier has been named as the preferred bidder to build a new monorail in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

The company said the rolling stock will be developed and built at its centre in Derby as part of the contract worth €3bn (£2.65bn).

The project will see 34 miles of monorail built connecting the New Administrative City with East Cairo and a second line of 26 miles between Sixth of October City and Giza.

The award is subject to contract and final confirmation.