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Cairo's 3rd metro link to be dubbed 'Revolution Line'

Egypt's Cabinet has named the capital's newly opened underground line in tribute to last year's uprising, claims a report

Ahram Online, Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
The newly-opened route comprises five metro stations which link two of Cairo's busiest squares (Photo: internet)
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Cairo's new metro link will be officially named the Revolution Line following a decision taken on Wednesday by Egypt's Cabinet, according to a report on Ahram's Arabic-language portal.

The first phase of Cairo underground's third line was opened to the public on Tuesday. The newly-opened section links five metro stations that extend between two of Cairo's busiest squares -- Ataba, just south of downtown, and Abbasiya, several kilometres to the northeast.
Worth LE4.2 billion ($700 million), it is the initial part of a four-phase expansion that will eventually link Cairo University in Giza with the capital's international airport.
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