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Old September 3rd, 2013, 07:19 AM   #101
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6) Is the name CAIRO changed to QAHIRA now, and ALEXANDRIA to ISKANDARIYAH?
Yes, how did you not hear? MOSCOW has also changed its name to MOSKVA and WARSAW to WARSZAWA.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #102
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But how?
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Old September 29th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #103
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I was just reading about a new tram line in Cairo which will run on old metro tracks. Are there really old metro tracks in Cairo?

http://al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/.../27/feature-03
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 08:22 AM   #104
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Never heard of a tram running on old metro tracks, and I have never heard of any.

It should be noted that the Line 1 stations of the Cairo Metro have 200-metre-long platforms to accommodate nine-car trains. The stations on Line 2 and Line 3 have 140- or 150-metre-long platforms to accommodate eight-car trains. The difference is that Line 2's and Line 3's trains have shorter cars than Line 1's trains. If I made any mistakes on this, please correct me.
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Old April 3rd, 2014, 01:30 PM   #105
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I belive the tram is closed for the moment.

http://cairobserver.com/post/3053143...os-dying-trams
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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #106
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New Cairo Metro Line 3 section between Abbasiya and Al Ahram will be opened tomorrow. Map from urbanrail.net:

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Old May 6th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #107
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L3 extension delayed, apparently due to security reasons.

http://www.madamasr.com/content/new-...-one-knows-why
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Old May 8th, 2014, 03:10 PM   #108
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From Railway Gazette:

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Cairo metro Line 3 extension opens
08 May 2014



EGYPT: The second phase of Cairo metro Line 3 was inaugurated by Interim President Adly Mansour on May 7, accompanied by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Transport Minister Ibrahim el-Demiri.

The 7·7 km eastern extension links Abbasiya and Al Ahram in Heliopolis, with three intermediate stations. Construction started in 2009 and was completed five months ahead of schedule at a cost of E£4·3bn. One earth-pressure balance tunnel boring machine and one slurry TBM were used.

Civil engineering was undertaken by a Vinci-led consortium including Bouygues Travaux Publics, Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction. Colas Rail, Alstom, Thales, Arab Contractors and Orascom were responsible for E&M works; ETF and Orascom for tracklaying; and Alstom and Thales for signalling and automation.

Seven air-conditioned trains, assembled locally, have been added to the fleet. The 12 km Line 3 is now expected to carry 700 000 passengers/day.

The third phase is to be an 18 km western extension with two branches and 15 stations. This is being partly financed with €940m in loans from Agence Française de Développement and the European Investment Bank. The final phase would bring the line to Cairo International Airport in the northeast of the city, taking the total length to 43·5 km
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A car for the dudes

source: http://thecairopost.com/news/109523/...-new-3rd-line#
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Old May 8th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #110
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Kolleyet el Banat station

Site: http://www.el-balad.com/938585.aspx

Plenty of photos available on Cairo Metro's facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4030378&type=1.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #111
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Great news! Is the Line 3 Phase III extension to Sphinx Square Station on track for October 2015 opening?
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Old November 14th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #112
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From Rail Journal:

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Egypt allocates funds to expand Cairo metro
Friday, November 14, 2014



THE Egyptian Ministry of Finance has transferred $US 2.4bn to the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to expand the metro and purchase trains

NAT has been allocated £E 9bn ($US 1.26bn) for the £E 11bn project to extend Line 3 to Cairo Airport, which is expected to take three years to complete, and £E 7bn to purchase additional trains for Line 3.

In addition, NAT has signed a contract with Vinci Construction France to implement the fourth phase of Line 3, which will extend the line by 5.1km from Haroun to Nozha 2. NAT has also awarded a contract to Orascom Construction Industries and Arab Contractors to build a 6.3km surface section from Nozha 2 to Al-Salam in the 10th City of Ramadan

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El Nagdy says a total of £E 80bn is required to fund the first phase of Line 4 in Cairo, and to build metro lines in Ismailia and Port Said. However, bidding for phase one of Line 4 has been postponed until May to enable Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to complete a feasibility study and allow other issues to be resolved. Jica will provide a $US 1.2bn loan to fund 50% of phase one while the government will fund the rest.

The 19km first phase of Line 4 will run from El-Malek El-Saleh on Line 1, via Giza on Line 2, west to Remaya Square
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Old November 14th, 2014, 05:30 PM   #113
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Metros for Ismailia and Port Said but not for Alexandria?
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Old November 14th, 2014, 05:36 PM   #114
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Metros for Ismailia and Port Said but not for Alexandria?
Well, from other source:

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Egypt upgrades its public transit system to ease congestion
2014-10-29



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In addition, he [Younis Ibrahim of the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation] said, researchers have completed a study on the introduction of metro service to cities such as Alexandria. Implementing such a service would begin as soon as the necessary financing is secured

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So chances to see metro here are still high
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Old November 16th, 2014, 03:14 AM   #115
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I noticed that some (or maybe most) of the aboveground stations of the Cairo Metro have no canopies or roofs, so the stations' platforms are open air.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #116
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Great news! Is the Line 3 Phase III extension to Sphinx Square Station on track for October 2015 opening?
I live not far from Kit Kat / Sphinx Square and I've seen no evidence of construction of a station here, in Zamalek or Maspero. I'd love to believe otherwise, but I think October 2015 is very optimistic.

From what I've read the extension of line 3 west to Kit Kat and east to Ain Shams (on the way to the airport) are due to be constructed in parallel, but given work was most recently active on the eastern side (Haroun was shown as due to open in the last phase on some maps) I think further construction on the eastern side of the line will open before anything happens on the west.

If anyone has any evidence to the contrary, I'd love to hear it!
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Old December 7th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #117
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New metro map on urbanrail.net. I'm afraid tram lines are not shown:

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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:51 AM   #118
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Given the extensive but terribly run down nature of the tram system, money would be way better spent in Alex on overhauling and modernising the tram network as the top priority.

Once that is done, then re-using the Abu Qir suburban line as the basis for a metro would make the best use of existing and new resources, taking it into a new tunnel just before Sidi Gabir, and swinging round to Karmuz before cutting south and running to Anfushi. Central Alex really has no decent north-south links.
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Little remark from Railway Gazette:

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/u...mber-2014.html

The Egyptian government has presented plans for a monorail line linking Cairo with 6th of October City to the west
And somebody please rename this thread into CAIRO | Public Transport
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Old January 18th, 2015, 12:02 AM   #120
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I heard Helwan's tram network is completely closed, is it true?

There are some tram maps of Cairo, although now Cairo city has closed its tram system in 2004, now tram serves in Heliopolis area.





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