PM: We complete Metro network to carry 9 million passengers daily
Wednesday 23/May/2018 - 01:21 PM
Prime Minister، Sherif Ismail، on Wednesday morning، announced the start of drilling works for the third phase in the third Metro Line. It will extend from Ataba to the ring road with a length of 17.7 km with a total of 15 stations.
Prime Minister stressed on the government's keenness to complete the stages of the metro network construction، which is carrying millions of citizens daily. This comes in addition to the continuous development and modernization of the current lines، and the continuous maintenance of it.
He pointed out that the implementation of metro projects will reduce the traffic pressure on Cairo streets and axes. He added that after completion of the implementation metro network، it will carry nearly 9 million passengers a day.
Transport Minister pointed out that the implementation of the third phase will be carried out in three parts. The first part comes with a length of 4 km extending from Ataba to the Kit Kat with four tunnel stations. The four stations are Nasser، Maspero، Zamalek and Kit Kat. It will be inaugurated in November 2021.
The second part will be 6.6 km long extending from Kit Kat to at interchange station at Rod El Farag Axis. It includes 6 stations (one tunnel، one surface and 4 overhead station). The 6 stations are (Sudan، Imbaba، Bohi، Arab nationalism، Ring Road and the exchange station at the Rawd Al-Farag axis. It will be inaugurated in June 2022.
The third part is 7.1 km long extending from Kat Kat station to the Cairo University. It includes 5 stations (3 tunneled 1 overhead station and 1 surface). Their names are Al Tawfikia، Wadi Al Nil، League، Boulak El Dakrour، and Cairo University. It will be opened in November 2022.