Last Update 21:44
Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Egypt to start construction of Zamalek underground metro station in 2 weeks: Minister

The Zamalek Metro station would be on line three of Cairo's metro and passes through Ataba to Imbaba

Ahram Online , Thursday 22 Sep 2016
File photo of Cairo's third metro line. (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Views: 4234
Views: 4234

Egypt's Transportation Minister Galal Said announced that the construction of the underground metro station in Zamalek neighborhood, which is part of Cairo's third metro line, will begin in two weeks time, Al Ahram Arabic website reported.

The construction of this line, which passes through from Ataba district near downtown to the densely populated district of Imbaba, will cost EGP 20 million, the minister said on Thursday.

Said added that around 3.5 million citizens use the metro on a daily basis in Cairo with 22 million trips per day.

In August, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that the new metro lines would be completed by 2018.

The metro, which operates throughout the capital city and surrounding areas and runs at a speed of 80 kilometres an hour, is constructed both under and above ground, and is one of the fastest and cheapest means of transportation in Cairo. A ticket costs EGP 1 ($ 0.12).

The government has repeatedly said it would raise the price of metro tickets to offset annual losses, but has not yet followed through.


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.