Final section of Cairo Metro Line 3 to open to public on 15 May

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 May 2024

The last sector of Cairo Metro’s third line will start receiving the public as part of its pilot operation starting Wednesday 15 May, making this eco-friendly line entirely operational.

Photo of Cairo Metro Line 3. Source: Arab Contractors
Photo of Cairo Metro Line 3. Source: Arab Contractors


The 7.1-kilometre-long Line 3C stretch will allow commuters to enjoy an uninterrupted journey through a vast network of major destinations across Cairo and Giza.

The latest stretch connects Giza’s Mohandessin to Cairo University.

It consists of five stations, including three underground stations—Al-Tawfikia, Wadi El-Nile, and Gamat Al-Dowal—a surface station named Boulak El-Dakrour, and the elevated Cairo University station.

Stretching over 41.2 kilometers, Line 3 comprises 34 stations and originates from the massive Adly Mansour central interchange station near Cairo's Al-Salam Bridge.

It traverses through Kit Kat in Giza, branching north to Rod El-Farag Axis, and south to Cairo University.

This extensive metro line serves as a vital link between East and West Greater Cairo, seamlessly connecting with the Monorail, the Light Rail Transit (LRT), the Third Metro Line, the Superjet Station, and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

At various strategic points, Line 3 intersects with other transportation lines, enhancing connectivity throughout the city.

It intersects with Line 1 of Cairo Metro at Nasser Station and intersects with Line 2 at Attaba and Cairo University stations.

Additionally, it integrates with the LRT at Adly Mansour station, the East Nile Monorail at Stadium Station, and the West Nile Monorail at Wadi El-Nile Station.

The Cairo Metro’s third line is part of Egypt’s endeavours to rely on sustainable and environmentally friendly mass transit systems.

The country’s broader plans for a green transportation network includes the LRT and the forthcoming high-speed electric train.

The third line of the Cairo Metro, heavily funded by the European Union, is managed by the French transportation firm RTP Dev.

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