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¡Viva el metro!
DavoR
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I went to Egypt 2 weeks ago and I took the line 2 of Cairo metro.
:)
I post some photos here:
;)

^^Network map. Copyright by UrbanRail.^^

Line 2:


^^Metro logo.

^^Network map.

^^Entrance to SADAT station.

^^SADAT station hall.

^^SADAT station.

^^Platform direction GiZA.

^^OPERA (Gezira) station.

^^Interior of a train.

^^EL BEHOOS station.

^^CAiRO UNiVERSiTY station.

^^GiZA station.

^^SAKiET MEKKY station.

^^Cabin of a train of line 2.

^^SAKiET MEKKY station, covered area and train.

^^Train in line 2.

^^GiZA station.

^^GiZA station exit.

^^GiZA station tiles.

^^Outside GiZA station.
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Wow, you took pics of the system? When I was there in 99, I asked one of the soldiers on the platform, and he declined my request to take a picture.
 

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DavoR
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^^No problem to take pictures, except photos of policemen or soldiers inside the metro!
;)
@Chavito:
I used line 1 in the year 2000, and I took some analogic photos, I have got them in paper but I don't know where...
:dunno:
 

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What do you think of Cairo's metro?

Cairo is the only city in the African continent that runs a metro system. What do you think?











 

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The Cairo metro doesn't look that bad. I like the proposed green line which will definitely give the metro more coverage. :)
 

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DavoR
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Looks okay to me...isn't there any metro system in South Africa?
Not yet!
:dunno:
But new metro system under construction in Algiers, Algeria.
:yes:
 

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DavoR
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^^Depending on the lines...
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Great photos!

Did you by any chance (or has anyone else) got a clear photo of the Cairo Metro Map? It's very difficult to get hold of fromthe operator. Simple, clear hi res photo would do the trick nicely!

:)
Mark
 

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From Wikipedia;

Plans
Four more lines are proposed — all with the goal of reducing Cairo's chronic road congestion — with Line 3 (green) from Imbaba / Mohandessin to Abbasiya, and eventually to Cairo International Airport at Heliopolis. Line 4 is expected to go from the southwest at Al Ahram to the east at Nasr City; Line 5 is planned as a half-circular line connecting all the other lines, from Nasr City to Port Said Street and Shubra El Kheima; and Line 6 is to be a north-south line from Shubra to Maadi.

A recent transportation study of the Greater Cairo region was completed in 1999 and recommended the implementation of four new metro lines, Lines 3, 4, 5 and 6, in addition to the two existing lines presently under operation. The completed Metro Network will be capable of serving most of the densely populated areas in the Greater Cairo region, which is in much need of a mass transit system. The Metro Network includes many interchange stations between the six metro lines and also provides interchange facilities with existing main railway stations and bus terminal stations.

Line No. 3 in this plan has become an important project; this line extends from the north west of the Greater Cairo at Imbaba to the north-east at Heliopolis and will also serve the Cairo International Airport. The line crosses under the two branches of the River Nile, same as Line 2. The total length of the line is approximately 30 km most of which is in bored tunnel and will be implemented in four phases. The project includes a Main Workshop adjacent to the western terminal of the line and a Light Repair Workshop at the middle of the line at Abbasia. The implementation of Line No. 3 will start with Attaba to Abbasia section, the first phase, followed by the second phase from Abbasia to Heliopolis, which are the most urgent sections for the transportation needs. The basic design of phase 1, 6 km in length, has just started and will be completed by the end of year 2001 to be ready for launching as an international tender for its construction. The design of phase 1 is taking into consideration the safe crossing of two major underground structures; namely, the line 2 bored tunnel at Attaba and the wastewater spine tunnel north of Attaba. It is also planned that some of the underground stations will be extensively used as commercial centres. These stations will be constructed by the cut-and-cover method and the rolling stock will be fed by power through a third rail.

Line No. 4 crosses the region from the south-west at Al Ahram to the east at Nasr City, a length of 24 km most of which is also in bored tunnel and crosses under the two branches of the River Nile.

Line No. 5 is a half-circular line connecting lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 and has a length of 20 km. The entire route is in bored tunnel.

Line No. 6 is a longitudinal line stretching from the north of the city to the south, a length of 19 km, most of which is in bored tunnel. The six metro lines are planned to meet the transportation demands of the Greater Cairo area up to the year 2022. However, the actual construction and implementation schedule will be restricted by the available funding resources.
 
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