Cairo University's underground metro station to temporarily shut down: Tunnels authority

Aya Salah , Tuesday 2 May 2023

Egypt's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) announced on Tuesday that the Cairo University’s second line underground metro station will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 4 and 5 May, and will resume operations on Saturday morning.

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The station will be completely closed at the end of operating hours on Wednesday, 3 May, for 48 hours, to complete the construction of a bridge over the Cairo University metro station building, according to the NAT's statement.

However, the statement adds, the second line will continue to operate normally from Shubra El-Kheima station to El-Mounib station, with trains not stopping at Cairo University station during that period.

Furthermore, the authority affirmed that work will be carried out intensively during the specified period to return the underground services at Cairo University metro station back to normal.

All efforts are being exerted to complete the third phase of the third metro line by the end of this year to serve passengers, the NAT noted.

Cairo's second metro line,  also known as the "yellow line”, was opened in 1996. 

The second line runs from Shubra El-Kheima in the north to El-Mounib in the south, with a total length of 21.6 km and 20 stations, providing access to various significant destinations, including downtown Cairo, Ramsis Square, the Egyptian Museum, and Cairo University.

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