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Madbouly inspects the progress of Cairo Metro Line 4, Phase 1

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt)

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, accompanied by Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir and other officials, inspected the progress of the first phase of Cairo’s Metro Line 4 on Monday. The line is a major project aimed at connecting October 6 City and New Cairo to the metro network, serving densely populated areas and is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers per day upon completion of both phases.

During the inspection, Madbouly visited the Ahramat (pyramids), Grand Egyptian Museum and El-Rimaya stations, with civil works completion rates of 34%, 42% and 37% respectively. El Wazir reported that 83% of the restoration work around the museum had been completed in preparation for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Line 4, a length of 42 kilometers with 39 stations, will be constructed in two phases. The first phase, currently under construction by Egyptian national contracting companies, will be 19 kilometers long with 17 stations, starting from the Western Ring Road and ending in Fustat, Old Cairo.

The minister added that 29% of the civil works for the western part of the first phase have been completed, while tunnel construction for the metro’s two tunnels is underway.

Later in the day, Madbouly and his entourage oversaw the pilot passenger operation of the third segment of the third phase of Cairo’s Metro Line 3. This segment, which started sea trials last Wednesday, covers 7.1 kilometers and includes five stations.

Madbouly and his companions boarded a metro train from Cairo University station to El-Tawfikeya station, observing passenger movements and the impact of the new stations on commuter traffic.

The Prime Minister emphasized the government’s commitment to developing public transport using modern systems and expanding green transport options, highlighting President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s directives to continuously improve public transport services.

El Wazir explained that Line 3 serves as a crucial east-west link in Greater Cairo, connecting various components of electric rail transport. It will cross several existing and planned lines, including Line 1, Line 2, the light rail, monorail lines and Line 6.

Line 3 will be supported by three maintenance workshops, including one of the largest in the Middle East and Africa, built on 65 hectares and dedicated to light and heavy maintenance.

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