The inspection of Cairo Metro Line 4’s first phase by Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir, and other officials highlights significant progress in expanding the city’s public transportation network. This key project aims to connect the 6th of October City and New Cairo to the metro network, enhancing connectivity for densely populated areas. Upon completion of both phases, Line 4 is expected to transport 1.5 million passengers daily.

During the visit, Madbouly reviewed the progress at several stations, noting the following completion rates for civil work:

  • Ahramat (Pyramids): 34%
  • Grand Egyptian Museum: 42%
  • El-Rimaya: 37%

Minister El Wazir reported that 83% of the restoration work around the Grand Egyptian Museum had been completed, setting the stage for its opening. Line 4 will span 42 kilometers and include 39 stations. The first phase, currently under construction by Egyptian national contracting companies, will cover 19 kilometers with 17 stations, stretching from the western Ring Road to Fustat in Old Cairo. Civil work for the first phase’s western part is 29% complete, with ongoing tunneling efforts for the metro’s two tunnels.

Additionally, Madbouly oversaw the trial passenger operation of the third segment of Cairo Metro Line 3’s third phase. This 7.1-kilometer segment, which includes five stations, began trial operations recently. The prime minister and his entourage took a metro train from Cairo University station to El-Tawfikeya station, observing the impact of the new segment on passenger commutes.

Madbouly reiterated the government’s commitment to developing modern public transportation systems and expanding green transport options, in line with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s directives to continuously improve public transport services. El Wazir emphasized that Line 3 serves as a crucial east-west connection in Greater Cairo, integrating various electric rail transport components. It intersects with several existing and planned lines, including Lines 1, 2, 6, the light rail, and the monorail.

Furthermore, Line 3 will be supported by three maintenance workshops, one of which will be among the largest in the Middle East and Africa, spanning 65 acres and dedicated to light and heavy maintenance. This comprehensive approach to expanding and maintaining the metro network is a testament to Egypt’s commitment to improving public transportation infrastructure and services.


SOURCE: DailyEgyptNews

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