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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:27 AM   #121
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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.
Yes, it was closed in 2011:
http://en.sporvognsrejser.dk/byer/ca..._in_helwan_cta
http://en.sporvognsrejser.dk/byer/ca...heliopolis_cta

Do you have names of the stops?
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Old January 18th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #122
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I've found this map from www.cityrailtransit.com, but unfortunately it's neither updated nor has tram stops names...

http://www.cityrailtransit.com/maps/cairo_map.htm
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Old January 18th, 2015, 06:25 PM   #123
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I've found this map from www.cityrailtransit.com, but unfortunately it's neither updated nor has tram stops names...
It still has Mubarak's name.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 02:45 AM   #124
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So the only remaining tram is in Alexandria?

Also, can you make the map a bit bigger? I'm having trouble seeing it.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 10:29 AM   #125
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So the only remaining tram is in Alexandria?

Also, can you make the map a bit bigger? I'm having trouble seeing it.
No, tram in Cairo is remained is Heliopolis. So two tram networks are in Egypt

If you are interested in Alexandria, you can see here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1792039
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #126
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Africa’s oldest metro naturally keeping largest metro title also. Great progress. It opened line 1 in 1987 (conversion from suburban rail line), and now it runs two more lines also, which are totally newly built. Three lines are three types –

Line 1 uses overhead wire, mostly overground, converted from suburban rail line.
Line 2 uses third rail, mostly underground, completely new line, and first underwater metro in Africa.
Line 3 uses third rail, fully underground, completely new line.

Line 2 has many similarities with my city Kolkata’s only metro line, but I personally like Line 3. It is a really modern line; especially the metro-cars are true state of the art. But I heard, in future, it will serve towards Airport, and then the remaining tram service in Heliopolis will be closed, it is a sad story. However, a dense metro network is no-doubt much better for fast moving within the cities and suburbs.

I have some questions which I have never asked before –

1) When will the remaining portion of Line 3 be opened for public?
2) Photos of Line 3 is not much available here, Please post some photos of line 3 metro cars.
3) When will line 4 be opened?
4) Is there any remain of former Cairo city tram system? If yes please upload some photos of such remains.
5) I heard recently the tram system of Helwan has completely closed, is it true? Please write some details.
6) I also heard Cairo is planning to return tram, but Wikipedia tells it will be a new tram-train. Which is true? New tram-train or new tram? Please write some details.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #127
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Africa’s oldest metro naturally keeping largest metro title also. Great progress. It opened line 1 in 1987 (conversion from suburban rail line), and now it runs two more lines also, which are totally newly built. Three lines are three types –

Line 1 uses overhead wire, mostly overground, converted from suburban rail line.
Line 2 uses third rail, mostly underground, completely new line, and first underwater metro in Africa.
Line 3 uses third rail, fully underground, completely new line.

Line 2 has many similarities with my city Kolkata’s only metro line, but I personally like Line 3. It is a really modern line; especially the metro-cars are true state of the art. But I heard, in future, it will serve towards Airport, and then the remaining tram service in Heliopolis will be closed, it is a sad story. However, a dense metro network is no-doubt much better for fast moving within the cities and suburbs.

I have some questions which I have never asked before –

1) When will the remaining portion of Line 3 be opened for public?
2) Photos of Line 3 is not much available here, Please post some photos of line 3 metro cars.
3) When will line 4 be opened?
4) Is there any remain of former Cairo city tram system? If yes please upload some photos of such remains.
5) I heard recently the tram system of Helwan has completely closed, is it true? Please write some details.
6) I also heard Cairo is planning to return tram, but Wikipedia tells it will be a new tram-train. Which is true? New tram-train or new tram? Please write some details.
For answers on questions 4, 5 see above
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Old February 1st, 2015, 05:54 PM   #128
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i was going to ask that some question where the girls ? Is it that often the womens harassment in the metro ? or just for conservative reason like the saudians do ... but with the difference that in Cairo its optional
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I resized this-- it's my good deed for the day. Now I can go out and do something reprehensible.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 05:17 PM   #130
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Cairo metro Line 3 contracts awarded
Friday, February 27, 2015



EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) signed infrastructure contracts on February 25 for Phase 4A of metro Line 3, which will extend the line 5.7km from Haroun station in Heliopolis to Al-Nozha 1

Signalling, train control, and telecommunications will be provided by Thales and Alstom, which will supply its Urbalis 200 signalling system, points machines, and station signalling equipment. A consortium of Colas Rail, Orascom, and Arabco will be responsible for infrastructure, with Alstom providing power supplies, electromechanical equipment and ventilation systems.

Alstom's share of the two contracts is worth €80m

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Old March 20th, 2015, 02:35 PM   #131
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i was going to ask that some question where the girls ? Is it that often the womens harassment in the metro ? or just for conservative reason like the saudians do ... but with the difference that in Cairo its optional
Cairo metro has women-only carriages, so most women prefer to use them, though it's not compulsory. There is a lot of harassment though.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #132
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More suburban transport would put crowded Cairo on right tracks
March 25, 2015



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The government has been working to extend metro lines to Cairo’s outskirts, but not anywhere near quickly enough. The third metro line is due to reach the airport in three years, and a contract was recently awarded to extend it towards Tenth of Ramadan City 50km from central Cairo.

Egyptian ministers plan a fourth line that would reach Al Rimaya square near the pyramids, which would put it within about 10km from Sheikh Zayed and about 20km from Sixth of October, but bidding for the contract has been delayed until later this year

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Digging of 4th phase of 3rd Cairo Metro Line inaugurated on 16 April:
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Cairo to acquire new metro train fleet
Monday, June 15, 2015



EGYPT's Ministry of Transport has applied to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a €175m loan to help fund the acquisition of a fleet of trains for the Cairo metro

The National Authority for Tunnels will be responsible for purchasing the trains and plans to invite bids during the third quarter of this year for a contract to supply and maintain the new trains

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Hyundai Rotem trainset in service in Cairo
16 Jul 2015



EGYPT: The first Hyundai Rotem trainset on Cairo metro Line 1 has entered passenger service. This is four weeks ahead of the original schedule, as the National Authority for Tunnels was sufficiently satisfied with the results of test running, which started in March.

The NAT signed an E£2·16bn contract in December 2012 for 20 nine-car air-conditioned trainsets, funded by the national government. Four sets will be manufactured in South Korea, with the rest assembled in Egypt. The agreement stipulates that locally made components account for at least 22% of the deal’s total value. The contract includes a two-year warranty period, and Hyundai Rotem will maintain and repair the cars for a further eight years

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Old October 6th, 2015, 09:52 PM   #136
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Video: Last days of the Heliopolis Tram (Cairo, 2015)

Last days of the Heliopolis Tram (Cairo, 2015) - 1/3
Last days of the Heliopolis Tram (Cairo, 2015) - 2/3
Last days of the Heliopolis Tram (Cairo, 2015) - 3/3

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The Heliopolis tram network once covered over 30km across the northern suburbs of Cairo. It's suffered from lack of maintenance for decades and in the past few years the network has been drastically cut back.

As of October 2015, only a single 3km stub between the Al Maza depot and Midan Mahkama (Court Square) is active and it's hard to imagine this final line surviving much longer.

A third line on Cairo Metro has expanded into this neighbourhood which is a welcome improvement. But the tram network used to provide a dense network of lines that could have been an ideal feeder system for the metro. There is talk of reviving the tram network, but with most of the lines being ripped up, it's hard to imagine new trams in Cairo.


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Old November 10th, 2015, 02:53 PM   #137
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Cairo awards Line 3 metro equipment contracts
Monday, November 09, 2015



EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded Alstom and its consortium partners contracts worth €187m to supply signalling, telecommunications and electromechanical equipment for the phase 3 extension of Cairo Metro's Line 3

Alstom, which is leading a consortium with Thales, will install its Urbalis signalling system as well as signalling equipment for stations, an Iconis train control centre, and point machines. Alstom together with Colas Rail, Orascom and Arabco will supply electro-mechanical equipment comprising substations to feed the third-rail electrification, ventilation, escalators and lifts. The signalling contract is worth €85m and the infrastructure contract €102m

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Cairo seeks new metro trains and fares review consultant
Friday, November 27, 2015



EGYPT's Ministry of Transport has invited expressions of interest for the acquisition of a fleet of 13 trains for the Cairo metro and a consultant to advise on the introduction of a new fares policy designed to increase revenue

The National Tunnels Authority (NAT) has approached the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERDB) to assist with funding the purchase of the new trains which are needed to increase capacity on the metro

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Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) will use the loan to buy 13 new trains to be operated on Line 2 under a supply and maintenance contract. 78km-long Cairo metro network currently carries three million passengers a day and may reach five million by 2020.

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Cairo signs metro Line 6 MoU
06 Jan 2016



EGYPT: The Ministry of Transportation has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Railway Construction Corp for the construction of Cairo metro Line 6.

Construction of the 24 km line is expected to cost US$3·5bn, with the financing still to be negotiated

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