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

Ahram Online, Wednesday 22 Feb 2012

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

The newly-opened route comprises five metro stations which link two of Cairo's busiest squares (Photo: internet)

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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