EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi was among the dignitaries at a ceremony on August 16 to mark the opening of the 7 km phase 4a of Cairo metro Line 3 in the east of the city.
Al Sisi laid a foundation stone at Adly Mansour station, which is to be developed as a major multimodal hub serving the New Administrative Capital development. Phase 4a extends Line 3 northeast from El Shams Club serving six new stations on a mostly elevated or at grade alignment. A depot with 31 buildings has also been erected at Adly Mansour. The extension is expected to carry 1∙5 million passengers per day.
Future extensions at both the eastern and western end of Line 3, including a branch to the city’s main airport, will take the route length to more than 45 km.
Key contractors include Hyundai Rotem, which is currently delivering a fleet of 256 metro cars for Line 3, and Alstom, which has provided Urbalis CBTC signalling, central operational control systems and telecoms. Integrated supervision, telecommunications, passenger services, security and automated fare collection systems were supplied by Thales.